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Uruguay: Slow Progress in Women’s Political Representation

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Abstract

This chapter reflects on the shifting fortunes of women’s representation in Uruguay, from the early concession of political equality to the country’s current poor showing in terms of women’s access to elective posts at different levels of government. As well as describing the evolution of women’s representation over time, the chapter discusses the main obstacles to effective political equality and the terms of the debate around the adoption of gender quotas. Finally, it examines the impact of women’s presence in parliament, focusing on how female legislators have sought to substantively represent women, especially through the cross-party women’s bench.

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  • Female Legislators
  • Quota Law
  • Post-dictatorship Period
  • Colorado Party
  • Women Politicians

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Johnson, N. (2019). Uruguay: Slow Progress in Women’s Political Representation. In: Franceschet, S., Krook, M., Tan, N. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights. Gender and Politics. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59074-9_29

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