Gender, European integration and candidate recruitment : the European Parliament elections in the new EU member states

Chiva, MC 2014, 'Gender, European integration and candidate recruitment : the European Parliament elections in the new EU member states' , Parliamentary Affairs, 67 (2) , pp. 458-494.

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Abstract

The paper investigates women's representation in the European Parliament delegations of the new member states by bringing together three distinct strands of scholarship: the second-order elections model, feminist theories of candidate recruitment and the literature on party positions on European integration. It tests three hypotheses explaining women's selection as candidates in European elections: the impact of electoral systems; the impact of political parties’ left–right placement and the impact of party positions on European integration. The key finding is that gendered patterns of candidate recruitment in the new member states are best explained as a function of political parties’ positions on European integration, with electoral systems and left–right placement having only a limited impact on the selection of women candidates.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Parliamentary Affairs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0031-2290
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Depositing User: S Rafiq
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 16:15
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 09:57
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31674

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