Speaker: Dr Fiona Buckley
In 2012 legislative gender quotas were introduced by the Irish government. The legislation specifies that payments to political parties ‘shall be reduced by 50 per cent, unless at least 30 per cent of the candidates whose candidatures were authenticated by the qualified party at the preceding general election were women and at least 30 per cent were men’. The 30 per cent gender threshold came into effect at the 2016 general election. Research demonstrates that gender quotas work to increase women’s political descriptive representation, but to do so, political parties must engage with them in ‘goodwill’, be ‘well intentioned’ or place women in ‘winnable seats’. This lecture examines if this was the case at the 2016 general election.
The general public is cordially invited to attend this public lecture.
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