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The Bachelet GovernmentConflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile$
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Silvia Borzutzky

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034751

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034751.001.0001

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Continuity or Change?

Continuity or Change?

Gender Policy in the Bachelet Administration

(p.158) 7 Continuity or Change?
The Bachelet Government

Susan Franceschet

University Press of Florida

This chapter outlines the trajectory of three campaign promises: electoral reform and gender quotas, violence against women, and reproductive rights. The central tenet of this chapter is that Bachelet has been ineffective in areas where the administration needs congressional approval, such as electoral reform and gender quotas, because the need to seek consensus acts as a constraint which results in policy paralysis. On the other hand, the administration has been effective in areas where the executive has the capacity to act independently, such as regulating access to contraceptives, or in areas where there is not much of a political controversy, such as in the case of violence against women. In regard to political reform, the chapter highlights the underrepresentation of women, which is due not only to long-standing political traditions, but also to the nature of the binomial electoral system.

Keywords:   electoral reform, gender quotas, Bachelet, contraceptives, political controversy

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