Women's Political Representation in the Czech Republic in the context of the transition from Communism to Democracy

Jitka Gelnarová, Marie V. Fousková
2016 Przegląd Politologiczny  
This paper gives an overview of women's political representation in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic after the fall of the iron curtain, framed in the context of the transition from Communism to democracy. It is concerned with both continuity and discontinuity between the old and the new regime regarding the political engagement of women -the persistence of traditional family model and gender stereotypes on one hand, and the radically changed roles of the private and the public sphere on
more » ... public sphere on the other. It focuses on the mechanisms disadvantaging women in their access to political power and on public attitudes to the measures which could level the playing field, namely gender quotas for political party candidate lists. 1 This paper is an updated and expanded version of a text that was previously printed in M. Musiał-Karg, E. Lesiewicz (eds.), Women's role and their participation in public life of the Visegrad Countries,
doi:10.14746/pp.2016.21.4.10 fatcat:eaelfbhf75a7fmq6yd34mylf7m