Women and Elective Office

Women and Elective Office : Past, Present, and Future

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Since the publication of the first edition of this book, former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun's campaign for the presidency in 2004 and the widespread discussion of a run in 2008 run by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton have significantly raised the profile of women on the national political stage. At the same time, progress in electing women to the U.S. Congress and state legislatures has stalled. The essays in "Women and Elective Office: Past, Present and Future", which feature research on women as political candidates and officeholders, address this paradox. Recruitment patterns, media portrayals, and voter reactions to women candidates are analyzed along with the impact of women in office relative to the challenges they face. The 2nd edition includes increased coverage of women on the congressional level, women officeholders of color, and analysis of women parliamentarians worldwide. In total, "Women and Elective Office" offers a comprehensive look at the experiences and influence of women politicians today, while considering women's prospects for political leadership in the twenty-first century.show more

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  • Hardback | 337 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous maps, line drawings, graphs and tables
  • 0195180828
  • 9780195180824

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Praise for the previous edition: "[A]n essential component of any class which focuses on American women and politics...[It] provides an excellent overview of the current state of research in the political science subfield of women as candidates and officeholders." --American Political Science Reviewshow more

About Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas is Senior Policy Researcher at Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. She has previously served as Director of Women's Studies at Georgetown University and is the author of How Women Legislate (OUP, 1994). Clyde Wilcox is professor of government at Georgetown University. His most recent books include the Financiers of Congressional Elections: Investors, Ideologues, and Intimates, and Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective: The One, the Few, and the Many. Contributors include: Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Barbara Burrell, Debra L. Dodson, Kathleen Dolan, Georgia Duerst-Lahti, Michael J. Epstein, Kim Fridkin, Marcia L. Godwin, Ronald Inglehart, Lyn Kathlene, Carin Larson, Richard G. Niemi Barbara Norrander, Pippa Norris, Heather L. Ondercin, Lynda W. Powell, Cindy Simon Rosenthal, Jean Reith Schroedel, Michele L. Swers, Katherine Tate, Susan Welch, Janelle Wong, and Gina Serignese Woodall."show more

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