By Adriana Piatti-Crocker,Gregory D. Schmidt,Clara Araujo

Since the go back of democracy to Latin the United States, rules meant to advertise the inclusion of girls and different underrepresented teams were more and more followed during the area. Gender quotas were the most renowned and potent mechanisms hired in elections and different contexts in Latin the United States. This quantity starts with an creation to gender quotas, together with dialogue of the categories and benefits of gender quotas, replacement techniques to the examine of quotas, and their interactions with other forms of electoral platforms.

Successive chapters research the adoption of gender quotas and their affects within the 3 biggest South American international locations through area—Argentina, Brazil, and Peru—at either nationwide and subnational degrees. those chapters additionally concentrate on particular issues that stand out within the distinctive reports of those nations: sizeable illustration relating to Argentina, gender and crusade finance relating to Brazil, and nearby modifications within the impression of electoral principles in terms of Peru. via cautious research, this quantity provides a nuanced photograph of the way forms of electoral structures may well impact the election of ladies and the effectiveness of quotas.

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