Women candidates and party practice in the UK: evidence from the 2009 European Elections

Harrison, L. (2010) Women candidates and party practice in the UK: evidence from the 2009 European Elections. Parliamentary Affairs, 63 (3). pp. 524-533. ISSN 0031-2290

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Abstract

Existing comparative research suggests that women candidates have better opportunities for electoral success when standing in (i) second-order elections and (ii) proportional representation elections—the 2009 European Elections provide an example of both criteria. This paper examines the 2009 results to build upon earlier work on the 1999 and 2004 elections by considering (i) regional patterns across parties, with reference to any strategies to improve women's representation, (ii) incumbency effects and (iii) effects of changes in seat shares across parties.

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Additional Information:This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Parliamentary Affairs following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version "Harrison, Lisa (2010) Women candidates and party practice in the UK: evidence from the 2009 European Elections. Parliamentary Affairs, 63 (3). pp. 524-533" is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsq008.
Uncontrolled Keywords:women election candidates, UK, 2009 European Elections
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:12021
Deposited By: Dr L. Harrison
Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 15:25
Last Modified:14 Aug 2013 00:17

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