Department of Political Science

Daniel Finke

Collateral damage: do gender quotas undermine party discipline?

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Quotas are the most disputed instrument to promote equal representation of women. Today, political parties in more than 90 democracies apply them. Essentially, gender quotas are a manipulation of the electoral rules. Scholars of legislative politics have created an impressive knowledge of the effect of electoral rules on political behaviour. So far, this literature remains unconnected to the literature on gender quotas. Our study contributes to closing that research gap.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Legislative Studies
Pages (from-to)66-87
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

    Research areas

  • European Parliament, gender representation, party discipline, party groups

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