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Parties, Gender Quotas and Candidate Selection in France


Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture Series book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rainbow Murray
    Pages 1-25
  3. Rainbow Murray
    Pages 26-45
  4. Rainbow Murray
    Pages 46-74
  5. Rainbow Murray
    Pages 75-103
  6. Rainbow Murray
    Pages 104-124
  7. Rainbow Murray
    Pages 125-147
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-187

About this book


Gender quotas are a growing worldwide phenomenon, yet their variable implementation remains under-researched. Using the prominent case study of France this book approaches quotas from the perspective of the key actors responsible for them – political parties.


Electoral gender Institution

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Queen Mary University of LondonUK

About the authors

RAINBOW MURRAY is Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She is the editor of Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling? A global comparison of women's campaigns for executive office and convenes two research networks. She has published in journals such as Party Politics and Politics& Gender.

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"This well-organized and insightful analysis effectively weaves together makor literatures on comparative political parties, gender and politics. In doing so, Murray's book makes a unique contribution to both literatures. Highly recommended"

- CHOICE, February 2011