Articles by Laura Dean

05 2021

Voters can close the gender gap in Latvia's forthcoming municipal elections

Laura Dean
Candidate lists in Latvia contain only 38.6% women. Latvia is unlikely to improve women’s representation in its municipal elections unless Latvian voters adopt preference voting, and 'plus' their women candidates, writes Laura Dean
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Laura Dean
Associate Professor of Political Science, Millikin University

Laura is Director of the Human Trafficking Research Lab at Millikin University.

She is also a Regional Faculty Associate at the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

She researches gender and politics issues focusing on women’s representation, public policy, migration, and gender-based violence in Eastern Europe.

Her book Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia was published by Policy Press at the University of Bristol in May 2020.

Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia By Laura Dean

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