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Louise Carbert

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 15: Viewing Women's Political Leadership Through a Rural Electoral Lens: Canada as a Case Study

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Viewing Women's Political Leadership Through a Rural Electoral Lens: Canada as a Case Study
Viewing women's political leadership through a rural electoral lens: Canada as a case study

Urban–rural cleavages go to the heart of the distinctions between more and less women-friendly electoral districts in Canada's national and provincial legislatures (see, e.g., Moncrief &Thompson, 1991). Similar patterns have been reported in the United States (e.g., Palmer & Simon, 2008, p. 213). Much of the effort to understand these distinctions has concentrated on the positive impacts of various attributes of metropolitan settings—high levels ...

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