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Updated in a new 2 nd edition,Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influenceanalyzes the most recent research in the field while maintaining a focus on the historic events and key players in the womenrs"s movement. Profiling a diverse group of political women and their experiences in the world of politics, this book recounts the paths women have taken to gain power, analyzes the elite status female politicians have achieved thus far, and questions the continued underrepresentation of women in politics today.
Table of Contents
|Introduction and Theoretical Framework||p. 1|
|Women's Paths to Power|
|Women in Social Movements, Interest Groups, and the Political Parties||p. 10|
|The Fight for Suffrage||p. 11|
|Feminism, the Second Wave (1960s-Present)||p. 17|
|The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)||p. 25|
|Women and Interest Groups||p. 30|
|Women's Groups and Electoral Politics||p. 37|
|Women and Political Parties||p. 39|
|The Gender Gap in Elections and Public Opinion||p. 55|
|Courting the Women's Vote: The Early Years||p. 57|
|The Emergence of the Modern Gender Gap||p. 59|
|Issues that Explain the Gender Gap||p. 62|
|Does the Gender Gap Bring Women Political Power?||p. 68|
|Do Women Vote for Women?||p. 73|
|The Impact of the Media on Political Women||p. 86|
|The News Media in the United States||p. 87|
|When Women Unite: Media-Coverage of the Women's Movements and Feminism||p. 89|
|The Battles for Suffrage and ERA||p. 90|
|Backlash to Feminism||p. 97|
|Media Coverage of Female Politicians and First Ladies||p. 101|
|Women in Media Today: A Fair Balance?||p. 110|
|Women as Candidates for Elective Office||p. 128|
|Introduction: Worth Carolina's 2008 Senate Race||p. 128|
|Running for Office in the United States: Who Decides to Run?||p. 129|
|Why Women Are Less Likely to Run: 4 Theories||p. 130|
|Challenges on the Campaign Trail and Strategies for Success||p. 141|
|Women in Power|
|Women and Local Politics and Government||p. 181|
|Women in Local Elective Office||p. 183|
|Women in the Bureaucracy||p. 204|
|Women in Nongovernmental Organizations and the Business Sector||p. 212|
|Women in Congress and the State Legislatures||p. 227|
|Women's Representation in Democratic Legislative Bodies across the World||p. 229|
|Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Historical Perspective||p. 231|
|The Advancement of Women in Congress||p. 234|
|Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Distinctive Impact on Policy?||p. 238|
|Women in the Executive Branch||p. 263|
|Women as Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates||p. 264|
|Governors and Lieutenant Governors||p. 275|
|Women as Presidential and Gubernatorial Appointees||p. 278|
|Statewide Elected Executives||p. 283|
|Career Executives Positions in the Federal and State Governments||p. 286|
|Do Women Make a Difference? Their Policy and Political Impact||p. 288|
|Policy Attitudes and Political Impact||p. 289|
|Constraints on Women's Power||p. 291|
|Power and Leadership Style||p. 294|
|Women in the Judiciary||p. 304|
|Why the Courts Are Important||p. 305|
|History of Women in the Legal Profession and Judiciary||p. 308|
|The Difference Women Judges Make||p. 327|
|Gender Bias in the Courts||p. 333|
|Women as Judicial Law Clerks||p. 336|
|Photo Credits||p. 363|
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