Gender Quotas: The Right Idea for Argentina, a Good Idea for Latin America
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The recent election cycles of Latin American parliaments have seen increased women's representation in some states and a stalemate or even reduction in others. Argentina consistently has among the highest legislative representation for women in the world. Under what conditions do women achieve high rates of legislative representation? I will approach this question by assessing the leading theories, using comparative regional data, and analyzing the successful implementation of the Ley de Cupos in Argentina. I argue that the closed-list proportional representation system in which the Argentine enforced quota structure exists is the most effective condition for women to obtain a high percentage of legislative positions.
Political parties - Argentina
Women - Political activity - Argentina
Women - Argentina
Representative government and representation
Volume V, December 2010, pp.60-69.