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Quebec Women and Legislative Representation
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List of Illustrations Foreword / Sylvia Bashevkin Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction 1 The Rights to Vote and to Eligibility: Full Access to Citizenship forQuebec Women? 2 Why Does Women's Representation in the Legislative Spaces ofQuebec Not Match Their Demographic Weight? 3 Quebec Women in Legislatures: What Identity and What Ideas? 4 Increasing the Numbers of Women in Quebec's LegislativeSpaces? Conclusion Appendices Notes References Index

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An innovative account of one of the more significant democraticdeficits in Canadian politics - the under-representation ofQuebec women.

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Manon Tremblay is a professor of political scienceat the University of Ottawa. Widely published on issues of Canadian andQuebec politics and women and politics, she is editor, most recently,of Women and Legislative Representation: Electoral Systems,Political Parties, and Sex Quotas. Kathe Roth hasbeen a literary translator, working mainly in historical non-fiction,for more than twenty years. She lives and works in Saint-Lazare,Quebec.

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"Quebec Women and Legislative Representation fills a long-standing gap in the Canadian literature, which is full of acknowledgements that the Quebec context is different but short on attempts to unpack why. On this front, Tremblay's treatment of the topic is compelling.... This book will appeal to large segments of the discipline: specialists of domestic politics; graduate students who should see this book on their comprehensive exam lists, and women and politics scholars.... Its first sentence calls women's under-representation 'a problem' rather than a 'question' (1). Readers who do no approach this book with the same view will no doubt change their positions by its conclusion." -- Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant * Canadian Journal of Political Science (45:2) * Quebec Women and Legislative Representation fills a long-standing gap in the Canadian literature, which is full of acknowledgements that the Quebec context is different but short on attempts to unpack why. On this front, Tremblay's treatment of the topic is compelling ... This book will appeal to large segments of the discipline: specialists of domestic politics; graduate students who should see this book on their comprehensive exam lists, and women and politics scholars ... Its first sentence calls women's under-representation 'a problem' rather than a 'question.' Readers who do no approach this book with the same view will no doubt change their positions by its conclusion. -- Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant * Canadian Journal of Political Science (45:2), June 2012 *

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