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Democracy Matters - Episode 54: How Can Parties Bring More Women Into Power & Politics?


 
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SUMMARY: In this episode, we talk with Dr. Kristin Wylie, associate professor of political science at James Madison University, about political violence against women, the state of women’s political representation and participation, and reforms to address structural barriers that prevent women from running and serving in office.


March marks Women’s History Month in the United States and International Women’s Day, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The Organization of American States also recently commemorated the 93rd anniversary of the Day of Women of the Americas. 

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Kristin Wylie, associate professor of political science at James Madison University, about political violence against women, the state of women’s political representation and participation, and reforms to address structural barriers that prevent women from running and serving in office.

Dr. Wylie’s research and scholarship examines how electoral rules, political parties, and constituencies interact to affect the representativeness and accountability of democracy. 

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Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2021

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