Alternate Paths to Power? Women's Political Representation in Nicaragua

Magda Hinojosa, Ana Vijil Gurdián

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Political alternate positions (otherwise known as substitutes) can have important effects on women's abilities to enter politics. Using the case of Nicaragua, this study assesses whether these alternate positions are being used to increase women's political representation or as a tool to undermine women's advancement into positions of power. By examining patterns of women's representation as candidates in the 1996, 2001, and 2006 elections for the National Assembly and as elected officeholders (as both alternates for those assembly members and titleholders), the article analyzes how various political parties are utilizing these alternate positions. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, this study finds no evidence that these alternate positions are used to undermine women's political progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-88
Number of pages28
JournalLatin American Politics and Society
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

Fingerprint

Nicaragua
national assembly
election
wisdom
politics
candidacy
woman
ability
evidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

Alternate Paths to Power? Women's Political Representation in Nicaragua. / Hinojosa, Magda; Gurdián, Ana Vijil.

In: Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 54, No. 4, 12.2012, p. 61-88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{d3d5263116ce4518a2090f575de4d0bf,
title = "Alternate Paths to Power? Women's Political Representation in Nicaragua",
abstract = "Political alternate positions (otherwise known as substitutes) can have important effects on women's abilities to enter politics. Using the case of Nicaragua, this study assesses whether these alternate positions are being used to increase women's political representation or as a tool to undermine women's advancement into positions of power. By examining patterns of women's representation as candidates in the 1996, 2001, and 2006 elections for the National Assembly and as elected officeholders (as both alternates for those assembly members and titleholders), the article analyzes how various political parties are utilizing these alternate positions. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, this study finds no evidence that these alternate positions are used to undermine women's political progress.",
author = "Magda Hinojosa and Gurdi{\'a}n, {Ana Vijil}",
year = "2012",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1111/j.1548-2456.2012.00173.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "54",
pages = "61--88",
journal = "Latin American Politics and Society",
issn = "1531-426X",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Alternate Paths to Power? Women's Political Representation in Nicaragua

AU - Hinojosa, Magda

AU - Gurdián, Ana Vijil

PY - 2012/12

Y1 - 2012/12

N2 - Political alternate positions (otherwise known as substitutes) can have important effects on women's abilities to enter politics. Using the case of Nicaragua, this study assesses whether these alternate positions are being used to increase women's political representation or as a tool to undermine women's advancement into positions of power. By examining patterns of women's representation as candidates in the 1996, 2001, and 2006 elections for the National Assembly and as elected officeholders (as both alternates for those assembly members and titleholders), the article analyzes how various political parties are utilizing these alternate positions. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, this study finds no evidence that these alternate positions are used to undermine women's political progress.

AB - Political alternate positions (otherwise known as substitutes) can have important effects on women's abilities to enter politics. Using the case of Nicaragua, this study assesses whether these alternate positions are being used to increase women's political representation or as a tool to undermine women's advancement into positions of power. By examining patterns of women's representation as candidates in the 1996, 2001, and 2006 elections for the National Assembly and as elected officeholders (as both alternates for those assembly members and titleholders), the article analyzes how various political parties are utilizing these alternate positions. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, this study finds no evidence that these alternate positions are used to undermine women's political progress.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84869800003&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84869800003&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1548-2456.2012.00173.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1548-2456.2012.00173.x

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84869800003

VL - 54

SP - 61

EP - 88

JO - Latin American Politics and Society

JF - Latin American Politics and Society

SN - 1531-426X

IS - 4

ER -