Women's Representation, Accountability and Corruption in Democracies.

Author:

Esarey, J.&Schwindt-Bayer, L. A.

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Date:

2017

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Theme:

Gender and Political Empowerment

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Esarey, J.&Schwindt-Bayer, L. A. (2017). Women's Representation, Accountability and Corruption in Democracies. B.J.Pol.S., pp 1-32. Cambridge University Press.

This article dissects the notion that governments have less corruption with larger representations of females in government. The findings indicate that women are more likely to be affected by this as opposed to men as the voters will hold them to a higher standard. The correlation between women's representation and lower perceived corruption is due to electoral accountability and will be most likely in a democracy, especially with these four factors: 1. When corruption is not considered the norm 2. If there is a freedom of speech/press have freedom 3. If there is a parliamentary system and 4. "Under personalistic electoral rules".