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date: 18 September 2019

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This article considers the centrality of political representation to feminist politics. It discusses the traditional theories of representation and then explains how scholars of gender and politics have used the term. The next section outlines the state of scholarship on the political representation and substantive representation of women. The last part of the article discusses eight questions that are deemed central to the modern research agenda on substantive representation.

Keywords: political representation, feminist politics, theories of representation, substantive representation, research agenda

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