Women’s mobilizations for quota reforms in france and argentina

Abay, Ayda
The political scene has long been a male dominated one, with women excluded from and limited in political recruitment processes. Electoral gender quotas are designed to combat this recurring issue by making sure a certain number of women are nominated and elected for political posts. This study is conducted with the aim of documenting women’s mobilizations for quota reforms through the cases of Argentina and France. In this thesis, I argue that women’s mobilizations were the main actors of the quota reforms processes and I aim to highlight the political contexts surrounding women’s demands, organizations, and alliances. In order to analyse and compare the two cases, I utilized feminist process-tracing and documented systemic, chronological examples from both countries to show the impact of women’s mobilizations and alliances for the implementation of quota reforms.


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Citation Formats
A. Abay, “Women’s mobilizations for quota reforms in france and argentina,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.