Illustrated by in-depth empirical research from six country studies, Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Perspective is the first cross-regional examination of the nexus between money, gender and political recruitment across the world.
Money is assumingly one of the greatest barriers to women in the political recruitment process. The financial disadvantage of women is expected to constitute an obstacle for women’s entry into politics everywhere and especially in developing countries where women’s socio-economic status is disproportionately low relative to men’s. This line of reasoning has caused a global upswing in both candidate and party directed financial schemes introduced to enhance gender balance in political office. This book develops a typology of different kinds of Gendered Electoral Financing schemes and build theories about its causes and consequences. By comparing how gendered electoral financing affect political recruitment processes in both established and emerging democracies, the authors identify whether and how the funding mechanisms incentivize a shift in political behavior.
Gendered Electoral Financing is a timely, informative and well-written book that does an excellent job of explaining, in language accessible to students and researchers alike, the cost of elections, gender imbalance in political office and the effects of financial incentive mechanisms to increase women’s representation in politics.
"This book fills a gap. Financial incentives to empower women in politics is a new trend in tandem with or as an alternative to gender quotas. Gendered Electoral Financing tells us when and how this new strategy is successful."—Drude Dahlerup, Professor, Stockholm University
Gender-targeted Public Funding
PART 1. PARTY DIRECTED GENDERED ELECTORAL FINANCING
Introducing the Concept of Gendered Electoral Financing
Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Vibeke Wang, Rainbow Murray
Parity Sanctions and Campaign Financing in France: Increased Numbers, Little Concrete Gender Transformation
Catherine Achin, Sandrine Lévêque, Anja Durovic, Eléonore Lépinard, Amy Mazur
Gendering candidate selection: incentivising parties through State funding
Fiona Buckley, Rachel Gregory
4 Cabo Verde
Legislated Candidate Quotas with Reward for Compliance in Cabo Verde: Victory for No One?
Aleida C. Borges, Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Vibeke Wang
PART 2: CANDIDATE DIRECTED GENDERED ELECTORAL FINANCING
5 United States
For Us By Us: Women’s Training Organizations in the American Political Process
Matthew K. Gichohi
Relieving Women’s Costs of Standing for Election: Malawi’s 50/50 Campaigns
Vibeke Wang, Happy Kayuni, Asiyati Chiweza, Samantha Soyiyo
‘Some Money Has to Be Going…..’: Discounted Filing Fees to Bring More Women into Parliament in Ghana
Gretchen Bauer, Akosua K. Darkwah
Does Money Talk: An Initial Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Amy Mazur, Ragnhild L. Muriaas
Philip Ayoub (Drexel University)
Andrea Krizsan (Central Europe University)
Emanuela Lombardo (Universitad Complutense de Madrid)
Sabine Lang (University of Washington)
Joni Lovenduski (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Amy Mazur (Washington State University)
Joyce Outshoorn (University of Leiden)
Mieke Verloo (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen).
The comparative research conducted in the field of gender and politics today is more than ever resulting in innovative theory building, applying novel research designs and engaging with mainstream political science. Gender & Politics has moved from the margins of political science to the center. Given the highly critical and activist roots of the gender and politics scholarship, it quasi naturally embraces intersectionality. The Routledge Gender and Comparative Politics Book Series aims to reflect this rich, critical and broad scholarship covering the main political science sub-disciplines with, for instance, gender focused research on political economy, civil society, citizenship, political participation and representation, governance and policy making.
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