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France Case study- Week 8

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McMaster University
Political Science
Karen Bird

France Case study Week 8 slide 6Thematic questionsWhat is the current law on gender quotas in FranceHow was the law passed How does it work and what impact has it hadIn way ways do POLITICAL INSITUTIONS electoral rules and CULTURAL ATTITUDES about gender shape both the terms of quota laws and their actual impactLecture overview3 storiesohow parity became lawoparity implementations and effects across different electionsobeyond gender quotas in elected officeThe French parity lawJune 1999 constitutional amendmentoarticle 3 the law promotes the equal access of men and women to electoral mandates and elective functionsChanged law to reflect constitutional amendment belowJune 2000 electoral codeoRules of implementation for CANDIDATE QUOTAS at municipal legislative senate levelsoNo change in broader electoral system PR SMD etcResistance among politicians we will make these legal changes but we will not change the method of voting to single district to mutipartySome backgroundoFrench women received right to vote 1944oBy 1997 only 59 of seat in National Assembly held by women French second last ahead of Greece for womens representation in EuropeoStrong FR resistance to special groupbased rights quotasStory 2 Parity ImplementationMunicipal legislative senate elections each use different votingelectoral systemsoMunicipal PRlist oLegis National assembly single member districtplurality SMDoSenate Mixed systemMunicipalElectoral system PRlist50 quota applies to every parts list of candidatesplacement order 3 women for every 6 candidatesoensures women are in eligible positionsofirmest placement rule is zipper system M w m w m wohead of list may be male or female firmest rule is double zipperdz every second list of the party has a women at the headsanctions nonconforming parties disqualifiedexemption law applies only in cities 3500 inhabitantsoodd feature of Francemany tiny municipal Results of parity 2001oCities 3500257 of women 1995475 women after parityomayors remained predominately male 956 male 1995 933 male
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