Rowman and Littlefield International

Why Aren't They There?

The Political Representation of Women, Ethnic Groups and Issue Positions in Legislatures

By Didier Ruedin

Why Aren't They There? is a comprehensive study of political representation in a cross-national format, making a cross-country comparison of the representation of women, ethnic groups, and policy positions.

Paperback ISBN: 9780955820397 Release date: Mar 2013
£30.00 €41.00 $49.00

Pages: 198

ECPR Press


List of Figures and Tables vii

List of Abbreviations ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

Chapter One: Political Representation: A Framework 9

Chapter Two: The Representation of Women 43

Chapter Three: The Representation of Ethnic Groups 61

Chapter Four: The Representation of Issue Positions 79

Chapter Five: The Relationship Between Different Forms of Representation 93

Chapter Six: Political Representation Between Institutions and Cultural Attitudes 115

Appendix 135

Bibliography 147

Index 173

Didier Ruedin (DPhil, Oxford) is a researcher at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He works on various aspects of political representation, including the political representation of women and ethnic groups in national legislatures. His 2009 article on the political representation of ethnic groups in a cross-national perspective won the SNIS International Geneva Award 2010. In 2012, Ruedin was a visiting fellow at the University of Vienna. Other areas of research include the politicisation of immigration, and attitudes toward foreigners.

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