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Explaining the outcome of gender quota campaigns in Samoa and Papua New Guinea

Baker, Kerryn


This article explores the factors that contribute to the success or failure of gender quota campaigns through an analysis of two case studies from the Pacific Islands region: Samoa and Papua New Guinea. While Samoa became the first Pacific independent state to implement a parliamentary gender quota in 2013, a campaign for 22 reserved seats in the Papua New Guinea Parliament before the 2012 general election was unsuccessful. Drawing on media analysis and interviews with key players in the gender...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Science
DOI: 10.1177/0032318714531428


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