Alle piler peker opp En vekstkurveanalyse av kvinner i de høyeste domstolene
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Cross-sectional time-series analysis of women’s representation in states’ legislatures has a rich tradition within social sciences. The same cannot be said about women’s representation on the highest courts. This thesis looks at the theoretical factors expected to influence the differences in women’s representation in countries’ highest courts in a cross-sectional time series design using original datasets. The use of growth curve analysis in a multi-level framework allows this thesis to study the growth of women in the highest courts in two samples: One consisting of only industrialized countries and one expanded sample consisting of a heterogenous selection of countries. These analyses present us with some rather interesting results. The factors explaining women’s presence in the highest courts differ amongst the samples. With the noteworthy exception of court size, the other significant factors are unique to the individual samples, suggesting there are good reasons to expand our scope beyond the much-studied OECD.