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Vanderbilt University
electoral gender quotas, gender and politics, African politics, political representation
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Prof. Clayton’s research concerns political institutions, representation, and public policy, with a focus on gender and politics and a regional concentration in sub-Saharan Africa. Using a variety of cases and methodological approaches, she examines how quotas for women in politics mediate the representative process. This agenda includes measuring the effects of electoral gender quotas across a range of potential outcomes, including public attitudes and behavior towards female representatives, MP plenary behavior, and policy outcomes and legislative priorities.

Recent Publications

Clayton, Amanda. 2015. “Women’s Political Engagement under Quota-Mandated Female Representation: Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment.” Comparative Political Studies. 48(3), 333-369.

Clayton, Amanda, Cecilia Josefsson and Vibeke Wang. 2014. “Present without Presence? Gender, Quotas, and Debate Recognition in the Ugandan Parliament.” Representation. 50(3), 379-392.
Clayton, Amanda. 2014. “Electoral Gender Quotas and Attitudes toward Traditional Leaders: A Policy Experiment in Lesotho.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 33(4),1007–1026.

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Uganda, Namibia, Lesotho

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