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Title: Establishing a Machocracy: Women and Elections in Macedonia (1990–8)
Other Titles: Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe (Matland, R.E. and Montgomery K.A., eds.)
Authors: Ristova - Aasterud, Karolina
Keywords: Macedonia, machoracy, elections, parliament, women’s representation, women in politics, political parties, female candidates
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract: Democratization in Macedonia appears to have established a “machocracy”, rule by men. This chapter examines how machocracy has contributed to the low supply and demand for female candidates in Macedonia. It is argued that organized pressure to recruit more women can increase the supply of female candidates and the demand of party leaders for them. The experience with the mixed electoral system implemented in 1998 shows that the wider introduction of proportional representation can improve women’s representation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/7815
ISBN: Print: 13: 9780199246861
DOI: 10.1093/0199246866.001.0001
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Law: Journal Articles

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