Intra-party deliberation, under-represented groups and candidate selection: the case of demos in Romania

Stoiciu, V. and Gherghina, S. (2020) Intra-party deliberation, under-represented groups and candidate selection: the case of demos in Romania. Political Studies Review, (doi: 10.1177/1478929920939818) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Intra-party deliberation has the potential to involve groups that are traditionally under-represented in politics. This article aims to identify the conditions that favor and inhibit the inclusion of four under-represented categories in intra-party deliberation. It analyzes how a newly formed Romanian political party engages women, lower social strata, ethnic minorities, and sexual minorities. Deliberation was used to select the candidates for the 2019 European elections. The empirical evidence comes from ethnographic research, and the results indicate that the progressive stance of the party and a stepwise structure of deliberation favor the inclusion of under-represented groups.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Stoiciu, V., and Gherghina, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Political Studies Review
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:1478-9299
ISSN (Online):1478-9302
Published Online:21 August 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2020
First Published:First published in Political Studies Review 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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