Inclusion Without Representation in Latin America: Gender Quotas and Ethnic Reservations (Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics) (Hardcover)

Inclusion Without Representation in Latin America: Gender Quotas and Ethnic Reservations (Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics) By Mala Htun Cover Image
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This book analyzes why and how fifteen Latin American countries modified their political institutions to promote the inclusion of women, Afrodescendants, and indigenous peoples. Through analysis and comparison of experiences in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, the book accounts for the origins of quotas and reserved seats in international norms and civic mobilization. It shows how the configuration of political institutions and the structure of excluded groups set the terms and processes of inclusion. Arguing that the new mechanisms have delivered inclusion but not representation, the book demonstrates that quotas and reserved seats increased the presence in power of excluded groups but did not create constituencies or generate civic movements able to authorize or hold accountable their representatives.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521870566
ISBN-10: 0521870569
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: January 14th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics