By Virginia Woolf

The topic of this awesome novel is the way of life of an English family members within the Hebrides. “Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its attractiveness, there may well by no means be a mistake approximately it: here's a novel to the final measure critical and uncompromising. i believe that past being concerning the very nature of fact, it's itself a imaginative and prescient of reality.”-Eudora Welty, from her creation.

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Shortly after the first reading of the bill, the cabinet resigned and new elections took place in 1996. After the election the Greens launched a new parliamentary initiative on this subject. Dominant frame of debate All actors involved in the debate, mainly female representatives of the political parties, believed that representation of both men and women was a basic criterion of democracy. All agreed that increasing the number of women in politics was essential. Their main concern was how to do this.

Only two parties in the Austrian parliament, the Green Alternative and ¨ , have introduced gender quotas into their party statutes. In 1986 the SPO the GAL established a quota system committed to a strict 50 per cent representation of women by the principle of gender alternation. In 1985, ¨ first introduced a 25 per cent quota for women on candidate lists the SPO and for appointed offices. In 1993, the party decided to increase the quota ¨ VP is verbally committed to to 40 per cent and make it mandatory.

Convinced that removing discriminatory barriers alone would not achieve de facto equality, advocates of affirmative action measures favoured preferential treatment to overcome the effects of past discrimination, and argued that a change in attitudes and mentalities would take ¨ ) took the position that preferential time. Opponents (MPs of the FPO treatment of women would result in reverse discrimination. Gendering political representation: Austria 29 Prominent members of the civil servants’ trade union opposed some of the women’s movement’s demands.

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