Women and US Politics

Women and US Politics : The Spectrum of Political Leadership

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Nancy Pelosi's rise to speaker of the House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign: clearly women are moving to center stage in US politics. In this wide-ranging text, Lori Cox Han explores whether - and if so, how - their presence is changing the political process. Han first provides a solid context, thoroughly covering the history of the women's movement, suffrage, the contours of feminism, and issues of equality. She then turns to women as voters, activists, candidates, officeholders, and policymakers and provides a broad yet gendered look at both mass politics and political institutions. Substantially expanded and updated, this new edition offers thorough grounding in political science scholarship. It considers women in all arenas of government. It addresses diversity - including ideological diversity - in the women's movement. It includes biographical profiles of prominent women leaders. Throughout, Han highlights women's political leadership to engage students and stimulate classroom discussion about women's role in the operation of our governing institutions. It presents a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the role of women across the spectrum of US politics.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1588267350
  • 9781588267351
  • 2,433,236

About Lori Cox Han

Lori Cox Han is professor of political science at Chapman University. Her publications include Rethinking Madam President (coedited with Caroline Heldman) and Governing from Center Stage.show more

Table of contents

Women and Political Leadership. The Women's Movement and Feminism in the United States. Women as Political Participants. Women as Political Candidates. Women as Legislators. Women and Executive Leadership. Women in the Judiciary. Women and Political Leadership in the 21st Century.show more

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