Women’s representation in argentine national and subnational governments

Tiffany D. Barnes, Mark P. Jones

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Tiffany D. Barnes and Mark P. Jones provide an analysis of women’s representation in Argentina. Argentina no longer retains the title of the most successful case of women’s representation in the region. Women’s legislative representation is just over the quota threshold-33%. They point out that the country has had more female presidents than any other Latin American country but lags behind in women’s representation among subnational executives, in national and subnational cabinets, and in party leadership. Gender quotas and electoral rules explain legislative representation, while political factors and informal institutions related to party selection processes for candidate and elected leadership positions are key for executives and parties. The consequences of women’s representation in Argentina have been significant in getting women’s issues represented and increasing men’s and women’s trust in government, and political engagement of women highlights that quotas have had pros and cons for women in Argentina.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender and Representation in Latin America
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780190851224
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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© Oxford University Press 2018.


  • Argentina
  • Argentine provinces
  • Electoral rules
  • Gender quotas
  • Latin American politics
  • Women’s representation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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