Gender & Politics

Gender & Politics

by Deconstructing Representation of Women


To take apart or examine in order to reveal the basis or composition of, often with the intention of exposing biases, flaws, or inconsistencies

Representative democracy (also indirect democracy, representative republic, or psephocracy) is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.

Critical Mass Theory: speaks of the imperativeness of women forging a significant number in elected assemblies to be able to create women-friendly policies that can attract the approval of their male counterparts as far as women policies are concerned. Women representatives should be numerous to sustain the growth of interest and success in women-friendly legislation.(Childs, Krook 2008)

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