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Substantive Representation

  • Tracy-Ann Johnson-MyersEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)

Abstract

Chapter six examines the level of substantive representation that women enjoy when there are more female MPs elected to parliament. It does so by tracing the impact of female MPs in New Zealand in two areas of the legislative process: Bill initiation—changes in government policies through the introduction of Private Members’ Bills; and narrative or attitudinal support for women’s issues during parliamentary debates (how female MPs present themselves in Parliament, and how they talk about issues affecting women).

Keywords

Domestic Violence Parental Leave Employment Relation Employment Protection Labour Party 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West IndiesKingstonJamaica

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