Rethinking Women's Substantive Representation

K Celis, SL Childs, J Kantola, M L Krook

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This article seeks to rethink how scholars have traditionally studied women's substantive representation. It outlines a framework that aims to replace questions like ‘Do women represent women?’ with ones like ‘Who claims to act for women?’ and ‘Where, how, and why does the substantive representation of women occur?’ Arguing that representation occurs both inside and outside legislative arenas, the article calls attention to the wide range of actors, sites, goal, and means that inform processes of substantive representation.
Translated title of the contributionRethinking Women's Substantive Representation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99 - 110
Number of pages12
Volume44 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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Publisher: Routledge, Taylor Francis Group

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