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      Beyond the Usual Suspects: Non-Left, Male and Non-Feminist MPs and the Substantive Representation of Women

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      Government and Opposition
      Cambridge University Press (CUP)

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          The focus on female MPs and leftist and feminist issues in traditional studies of women's substantive representation has supported the overall conclusion that women, feminists and left-wing parties promote women's interests in parliament. But our analysis of the ‘critical actors’ in women's substantive representation in 10 European countries confirms this finding only to a certain extent. Our inductive research design reveals an important group of less obvious actors: non-left, non-feminist and male MPs. That they speak out on behalf of women points to the necessity of revisiting our theories on women's substantive representation.

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              Journal
              applab
              Government and Opposition
              Gov. & oppos.
              Cambridge University Press (CUP)
              0017-257X
              1477-7053
              January 2015
              December 2 2013
              : 50
              : 01
              : 45-64
              Article
              10.1017/gov.2013.42
              8cafd89d-42a5-44c2-bcff-95a5460b43b8
              © 2013

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