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Author Hinojosa, Magda, 1975- author

Title Selecting women, electing women : political representation and candidate selection in Latin America / Magda Hinojosa
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Electing women: female political representation in Latin America -- Why selection matters: explaining women's representation in politics -- How selection matters: a theoretical framework -- The paradox of primaries: inclusive-decentralized selection -- Inclusive-centralized and exclusive-decentralized selection -- "Less democratic, but more effective": exclusive-centralized selection -- Selecting candidates closer to home: widows, wives, and daughters -- Altering candidate selection: the adoption and implementation of gender quotas -- Candidate selection and women's representation in Latin American politics -- Appendix one: Latin American women's representation by party -- Appendix two: interviews
Summary Selecting Women, Electing Women is a groundbreaking book that examines how the rules for candidate selection affect women's political representation in Latin America. Focusing particularly on Chile and Mexico, Magda Hinojosa presents counterintuitive assumptions about factors that promote the election of women. She argues that primaries- which are regularly thought of as the most democratic process for choosing candidates- actually produce fewer female nominees than centralized and seemingly exclusionary candidate selection procedures
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women and democracy -- Latin America.
Women political candidates -- Latin America.
Women -- Political activity -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012008893
ISBN 1439908478 (cloth : alk. paper)
1439908486 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781439908471 (cloth : alk. paper)
1439908494 (electronic bk.)
9781439908488 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781439908495 (electronic bk.)