Women and British Columbian Politics
A comparative study of women's political representation in BC and Alberta, Canada.
# 51997 | 1,134 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2000 |
Published on Jul 26, 2004 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , Women Studies (Feminism) , Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Canadian Studies (Gender, Race, Class issues) , Women Studies (General)
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The essay focuses on governmental representation of women in British Columbia. The central question is "What accounts for the dramatic increase of women in the legislature and, further, has that increase any short-term implications for the broader representation of women's interests?" The paper uses articles and texts by experts on the subject such as Linda Erickson (her article, "Parties, Ideology, and Feminist Action: Women and Political Representation in British Columbia Politics") and Jill Vickers' book, "Reinventing Political Science: a Feminist Approach".
From the Paper:"Erickson identifies a "rapidly developing society, a changing population base, and an economy driven by "industries and their exports" (108) as the driving forces behind the increased participation of women in the public sphere. BC's population increased and changed and due to migration, it became "ethnically and racially diverse" (Erikson 108). Erickson states that those changes have led to a less traditional BC community. She then specifies reasons leading to the raised presence of women in provincial politics; equal proportion of women to men, dominance of the service sector, urbanization, low birth rate, more women in higher education and higher incomes, (Erikson 108)."
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