College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations

Graduation Date

3-2012

Document Type

Thesis

College/Department Conferring Degree

International Studies

Keywords

women and politics, Lithuania, Parliament, political representation, postsocialism

Abstract

This thesis examines women’s access and representation in Lithuania’s parliament. It sets out to discuss women’s abilities to influence and initiate policies and laws that protect and empower women in Lithuania. I examine elected parliamentarians’ motivations, as well as campaigns, and projects during the election process. The purpose of this research is to explore women politicians’ achievements and struggles while seeking political career. The goal is to learn more about women’s political representation in Postsocialist Lithuania.

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