Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Does a Critical Mass Exist? A Comparative Analysis of Women’s Legislative Representation, 1949-1997

McAllister, Ian; McAllister, Ian; Studlar, Donley T

Description

It has often been argued theoretically that a ‘critical mass,’ ranging from 10 to 35 percent women, is needed before major changes in legislative institutions, behavior, policy priorities, and policy voting occurs. This paper examines one of the less-explored dimensions of the critical mass concept is there a process by which women reaching a critical mass of the legislature accelerates the election of further women? Using data from the Inter-parliamentary Union and International Institute...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/41077

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
Donley'spaper.pdf176.87 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  23 August 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator