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  • Women in Politics in Comparative Perspective Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30, Room 242 Graduate School for Social Research Instructor: Dr. Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow genderandpolitics.wordpress.com
  • Total MPs 44,649 Men 35,657 Women 8,460 Percentage of women 19.2%
  • Single House or lower House Upper House or Senate Both Houses combined Nordic countries 42.1% --- --- Americas 22.5% 22.6% 22.5% Europe - OSCE with Nordic 22.0% 19.4% 21.5% Europe - OSCE non-Nordic 20.1% 19.4% 19.9% Sub-Saharan Africa 19.0% 20.9% 19.2% Asia 18.7% 17.0% 18.5% Pacific 13.2% 32,6% 15.3% Arab States 11.1% 8.1% 10.5%
  • WORLD CLASSIFICATION Rank Country Lower or single House Upper House or Senate Elections Seats* Women % W Elections Seats* Women % W 1 Rwanda 2008 80 45 56.3% 2003 26 9 34.6% 2 Sweden 2006 349 162 46.4% --- --- --- --- 3 South Africa 2009 400 178 44.5% 2009 54 16 29.6% 4 Cuba 2008 614 265 43.2% --- --- --- --- 5 Iceland 2009 63 27 42.9% --- --- --- --- 6 Netherlands 2010 150 61 40.7% 2007 75 26 34.7% 7 Finland 2007 200 80 40.0% --- --- --- --- 8 Norway 2009 169 67 39.6% --- --- --- --- 9 Belgium 2010 150 59 39.3% 2010 40 17 42.5% 10 Mozambique 2009 250 98 39.2% --- --- --- ---
  • * Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, USSR to Russian Federation
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  • International IDEA Democracy and Gender The pursuit of democracy is incomplete without policies, measures and practices that seek to reduce inequalities between men and women in all spheres of life and which anchor democracy and its intersection with gender. Democracy is supposed to transform power relations between men and women by promoting the equal distribution of power and influence between women and men. About Quotas This website reveals that the use of electoral quotas for women is much more widespread than is commonly held. An increasing number of countries are currently introducing various types of gender quotas for public elections: In fact, half of the countries of the world today use some type of electoral quota for their parliament.
  • Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Welcome to the web site for the ECPR Standing Group on Gender & Politics! The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics has been in existence since 1985. This standing group currently has over 300 members from different parts of the world and forms a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics. The group actively encourages workshops, panels and research groups with an emphasis on gender and seeks to increase the profile of women in the main fields of political science.