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The Presence of Women on the Romanian Political Scene
The Presence of Women on the Romanian Political Scene

Author(s): Costel Marian Dalban
Contributor(s): Daniela Tatiana Şoitu (Editor), Lucian Sfetcu (Editor)
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Sociology
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: gender representation; political parties; women;

Summary/Abstract: This article aims to present a picture of the representation of women within the Romanian Parliament from 1990 to 2020, their ascension to the positions of the Romanian governments in the post-December period or to positions obtained by electoral ballot in local councils, county councils, territorial administrative units. Women's participation and political representation varies dramatically within a country, depending on institutions and social context. In this article we selectively analyze gender literature in politics, highlighting women's formal political participation.We also expose a number of traditional explanations for the political participation and representation of women, their presence on the electoral lists and the motivation to run, the drawing up of Romania's gender political architecture in recent years and the role of institutions in supporting their participation. We will note that the equal representation of women and men in political decision-making is an aspect of human rights and social justice, as well as an essential requirement of the functioning of a democratic society, but it is noted that Romania is underrepresenting women and thus a democratic deficit that undermines the legitimacy of decision-making makes itself present. Supply and demand factors will be a solid benchmark in the research of the identified domain, as well as the analysis of national and international reports and databases.

  • Issue Year: 13/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 33-49
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English