Legisladoras en los márgenes : Honorable Legislatura de Tucumán (1991-2019) : análisis de los factores político partidarios e institucionales que inciden en el acceso de las legisladoras a las presidencias de las comisiones


Pérez Bentancur, Verónica

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Tucumán (province)


2) Membership in the majority party or political bloc and incumbency increase these possibilities for two reasons:
- The President of the Legislature and the Caucus Leaders are the ones who distribute and assign committee places and chairmanships.
- The experience derived from incumbency in a system with immediate reelection is rewarded. Therefore, party loyalty and experience favor the access of reelected women legislators.
3) Formal and informal rules condition access when they establish proportional.

In this way, women legislators of the majority party or political bloc and those elected for a second consecutive term have more possibilities of chairing a commission. However, this access is limited to the chairmanships of committees considered marginal due to the hierarchical valuation of their thematic jurisdiction and political importance and the consequent gendered committee system.

This research was carried out through the collection of data on the number of committees, the political-partisan affiliation of the legislators, their responsibilities and the analysis of their engendered composition and that of their presidencies. In addition, in-depth interviews were conducted with ten female legislators and five male legislators and the internal regulations of the Honorable Legislature of Tucumán were studied in order to categorize the commissions according to their thematic jurisdiction and classify them into powerful and marginal according to the political importance mentioned by the interviewees.

The results of this work indicate that although women are underrepresented in the Legislature, they are not underrepresented in the commissions or in their presidencies because the distribution and allocation process is done proportionally to the relative weight of the gender composition of the body. However, the committee system is gendered due to the demographically female composition of the committees considered marginal by the political hierarchy of their thematic jurisdiction. Finally, the majority representation of Peronism is the political-partisan factor that most influences the access of women legislators to the presidencies, although this access is not limited to the marginal committees.

Título obtenido

Magister de la Universidad de Buenos Aires en Gobierno

Institución otorgante

Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales

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