Electoral Legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Gender Analysis Cover Image

Izborno zakonodavstvo Bosne i Hercegovine – rodna analiza
Electoral Legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Gender Analysis

Author(s): Amila Ždralović
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Civil Society, Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Politics and society
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: political participation of women; women’s quota / gender quota; affirmative measures; Election Law of BiH;
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents a gender needs analysis and possible directions of electoral legislation reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The paper focuses on three core research questions. The first examines to what extent and how do consociational political systems (dis)enable the representation of women in politics. It also looks at the different dimensions of that representation (formal, descriptive, substantial and symbolic). The second examines whether the Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina is harmonised with the Gender Equality Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina. And the third examines the direction in which electoral legislation reforms in BiH should and could take place. In that context, the paper also presents recommendations from CEDAW and various other gender mainstreaming initiatives focused on electoral legislation reforms, coming both from the institutions in charge of gender equality and from the civil society.

  • Page Range: 315-329
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian