Rafael Piñeiro RAFAEL PINEIRO

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Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Política

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PEREZ, Verónica. "52% of the electorate, 11% of parliament": cultural factors and feminine political representation in Uruguay.Translated byRafael Piñeiro. Rev.urug.cienc.polít. [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0797-9789.

On the assumption that culture matters, this paper explores the behavior of some cultural hypotheses, at the supply and demand levels, as explanations of women under-representation in public office, trying to point out the methodological precautions needed when gender analyses are carried out. The article lies on a theoretical perspective which claims the main causes of the low feminine presence in politics are related to structural factors for which there would be, however, political "solutions".

Keywords : Culture; Politics; Women.

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