Title Asian women's paths to office: a qualitative comparative analysis approach
External publication No
Means Contemp. Politics
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85078632259&doi=10.1080%2f13569775.2020.1712005&partnerID=40&md5=ec7f4c602c614079beb400f01bc42788
Publication date 01/01/2020
ISI 000505853500001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85078632259
DOI 10.1080/13569775.2020.1712005
Abstract This paper evaluates existing theories regarding women's participation in top government positions by applying these theories to Asia through a qualitative comparative analysis (QCA). Thus, this paper aims to identify the conditions necessary and/or sufficient for women to break the political glass ceiling in Asia. Overall, the results show that political parties democratic or hybrid regimes support different types of female candidates depending on the party's ideology and political scenario. More specifically, there are three alternative pathways for a party to be successful when selecting a female candidate in Asia. Conditions that were previously necessary in the region, such as family ties to political dynasties or contexts of instability or transition, are no longer necessary. New opportunities in specific socio-political contexts are arising for women who aim to reach the highest office in the country but do not belong to political dynasties.
Keywords Asia; leaders; political parties; QCA; women
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