Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Party-centrism and gender equality: a study of European elections in Slovenia

[journal article]

Fink-Hafner, Danica; Deželan, Tomaž; Topolinjak, Simona

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(160 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-66094

Further Details
Abstract In 2004 female candidates won a relatively large proportion of Slovenian MEP seats due to effective institutional engineering and despite the: a)persistent dominating political culture (unfavourable to women in politics);b)predominant party-centric electoral system and election campaign; and c) further marginalisation of female candidates compared to male candidates in the printed media during the party-centric election campaign. Research findings support the thesis found in political party literature asserting political parties adapt to new electoral rules without radically changing how they function and without them struggling to change the dominant political culture and media reporting that is unfriendly to gender equality.
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Free Keywords gender representation; institutional engineering; political parties; election campaign; mass media; political culture; European elections; Slovenia
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 32-54
Journal Politics in Central Europe, 5 (2009) 2
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications