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Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future

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Women and Elective Office picks up where other books on women in politics leave off. It synthesizes previous research on women candidates and officeholders in the United States, and offers original data and analysis on the current situation of women in the political elite. The introduction provides an historical glimpse of women's success at breaking electoral barriers and the reasons why it is important for women to run for and win office. The essays engage the latest research on women as candidates, focusing on recruitment patterns, media portrayals, and voter reactions to women candidates. They also tackle the issues of how women behave in office and the difference they make while there, including the votes they cast, the priorities they focus upon, and the impact they have on the legislative process. There is also a chapter on minority women officeholders, a topic that has, to date, been under-examined. The book concludes with the prospects for women officeholders in the 21st century, with the authors arguing that the time is ripe for women to achieve real power in political life and to shape the American political agenda. Ideal for courses in government, public administration, public policy, and women's studies, Women and Elective Office offers a comprehensive look at where women stand, what has brought them to this point, and what their prospects are for the future.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-234) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments


Contributors


Introduction: Women and Elective Office: Past, Present and Future, Sue Thomas


1. The Bottleneck: Women becoming Candidates, Georgia Duerst-Lahti


2. Campaign Finance: Women's Experience in the Modern Era, Barbara Burrell


3. Gender, Political Advertising, and the "Air Wars", Leonard Williams


4. Voter Reaction to Women Candidates, Elizabeth Adell Cook


5. Are All Women State Legislators Alike?, Kathleen Dolan and Lynne E. Ford


6. Are Women State Legislators Different?, John M. Carey, Richard G. Niemi, and Lynda W. Powell


7. The Geography of Gender Power: Women in State Legislatures, Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox


8. Women at the National Level: An Update on Roll Call Voting Behavior, Janet Clark


9. Representing Women's Interests in the U.S. Hosue of Representatives, Debra L. Dodson


10. African-American Women in State Elective Office in the South, Marsha J. Darling


11. The Feminization of Leadership in State Legislatures, Marcia Lynn Whicker and Malcolm Jewell


12. Getting Things Done: Women Committee Chairpersons in State Legislatures, Cindy Simon Rosenthal


13. In a Different Voice: Women and the Policy Process, Lyn Kathlene


14. Into the Twenty-First Century: Will Women Break the Political Glass Ceiling, Jean Reith Schroedel and Nicola Mazumdar


References


Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195112313
Subtitle:
Past, Present, and Future
Editor:
Wilcox, Clyde
Author:
null, Sue
Author:
Wilcox, Clyde
Author:
null, Clyde
Editor:
Thomas, Sue
Author:
Thomas, Sue
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
Politics | American Politics | Women
Subject:
Politics | American Politics | Women and Politics
Subject:
Politics | American Politics | Women & Politics
Series Volume:
463
Publication Date:
19980205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 linecuts
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.27x6.16x.73 in. .78 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Work
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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