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Does size matter? Critical mass and New Zealand's Women MP

Grey, Sandra


It is often claimed that women will only influence upon political decisions once they achieve a critical mass within legislative bodies. Assertions about critical mass are made by academics and politicians alike, even though the concept is under-developed and relatively untested. This article outlines the expectations in existing critical mass literature and tests these using the New Zealand House of Representatives as a case study. New Zealand was chosen because women have occupied just under...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Parliamentary Affairs
DOI: 10.1093/parlij/55.1.19


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