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Women and Politics : Paths to Power and Political Influence,9780131505452

Women and Politics : Paths to Power and Political Influence

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2nd
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9780131505452

ISBN10:
0131505459
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
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Longman
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Summary

Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence, 1/e, tells the stories behind not only women as participators in public affairs, but women as political movers and shakers, policy makers at all levels of government; federal, states, cities, counties, and towns, as well as the media and judiciary. It provides a balanced account of both liberal and conservative political women and incorporates the immense wealth in new scholarly work in women and political studies available over the last 10 years.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1: Introduction and Theoretical Framework 1(10)
References
10(1)
PART I: WOMEN'S PATHS TO POWER
Chapter 2: Women in Social Movements, Interest Groups, and the Political Parties
11(61)
The Fight for Suffrage
17(7)
Feminism, the Second Wave (1960's—Present)
24(12)
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
36(5)
Women and Interest Groups
41(15)
Women and Political Parties
56(11)
Conclusion
67(1)
References
68(4)
Chapter 3: The Gender Gap in Elections and Public Opinion
72(26)
Courting the Women's Vote: The Early Years
74(1)
The Emergence of the Modern Gender Gap
75(4)
Issues That Explain the Gender Gap
79(5)
Does the Gender Gap Bring Women Political Power?
84(6)
Do Women Vote for Women?
90(3)
Conclusion
93(1)
References
93(5)
Chapter 4: The Impact of the Media on Political Women
98(38)
The News Media in the United States
99(2)
When Women Unite: Media Coverage of the Women's Movements and Feminism
101(12)
Media Coverage of Female Politicians and First Ladies
113(5)
Women in Media Today: A Fair Balance?
118(13)
Conclusion
131(1)
References
132(4)
Chapter 5: Women as Candidates for Elective Office
136(51)
Introduction: Florida's Fifth Congressional District
136(1)
Running for Office in the United States: Who Decides to Run?
137(2)
Why Women are Less Likely to Run: 4 Theories
139(17)
Experiences on the Campaign Trail
156(22)
Conclusion
178(1)
References
178(9)
PART II: WOMEN IN POWER
Chapter 6: Women and Local Politics and Government
187(48)
Women in Local Elective Office
189(21)
Women in the Bureaucracy
210(9)
Women in Nongovernmental Organizations and the Business Sector
219(8)
Conclusion
227(1)
References
228(7)
Chapter 7: Women in Congress and the State Legislatures
235(34)
Women's Representation in Democratic Legislative Bodies Across the World
235(4)
Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Historical Perspective
239(8)
Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Distinctive. Impact on Policy?
247(17)
Conclusion
264(1)
References
264(5)
Chapter 8: Women in the Executive Branch
269(54)
Women at the Top: President, Vice President, Governor, and Lieutenant Governor
271(13)
Women as Presidential and Gubernatorial Appointees
284(9)
Statewide Elected Executives
293(8)
Career Executive Positions in the Federal and State Governments
301(1)
Do Women Make a Difference? Their Policy and Political Impact
302(12)
Conclusion
314(2)
References
316(7)
Chapter 9: Women in the Judiciary
323(42)
Why the Courts Are Important
324(2)
History of Women in the Legal Profession and Judiciary
326(21)
The Difference Women Judges Make
347(7)
Gender Bias in the Courts
354(5)
Conclusion
359(1)
References
360(5)
Index 365


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