Women and Democracy: Cultural Obstacles to Equal Representation

Issue Date July 2001
Volume 12
Issue 3
Page Numbers 126-140
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A country’s level of female political representation cannot be explained solely in terms of socioeconomic factors and political institutions. The evidence shows that political culture also matters.

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Ronald Inglehart

Ronald F. Inglehart, Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and codirector of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia, directs the World Values Survey, which has surveyed representative national samples of the publics of 97 countries.

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Pippa Norris

Pippa Norris is the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and ARC Laureate Fellow and professor of government and international relations at the University of Sydney.

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