Women and Politics Paths to Power and Political Influence

ISBN-10: 0131505459

ISBN-13: 9780131505452

Edition: 2007

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Description: Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence, 1/e, nbsp;tells the stories behindnbsp;not only women asnbsp;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 andnbsp;incorporatesnbsp;the immense wealth in new scholarly work in women and political studies available over the last 10 years.

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Book details

List price: $77.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction and Theoretical Framework
References
Womenrsquo;S Paths To Power
Women in Social Movements, Interest Groups, and the Political Parties
The Fight for Suffrage
Feminism, the Second Wave (1960s-Present)
The Equal Rights AmENDment (ERA)
Women and Interest Groups
Women and Political Parties
Conclusion
References
The Gender Gap in Elections and Public Opinion
Courting the Womenrsquo;s Vote: The Early Years
The Emergence of the Modern GENDer Gap
Issues That Explain the GENDer Gap
Does the Gender Gap Bring Women Political Power?
Do Women Vote for Women?
Conclusion
References
The Impact of the Media on Political Women
The News Media in the United States
When Women Unite: Media Coverage of the Womenrsquo;s Movements and Feminism
Media Coverage of Female Politicians and First Ladies
Women in Media Today: A Fair Balance?
Conclusion
References
Women as Candidates for Elective Office
Introduction: Floridarsquo;s Fifth Congressional District
Running for Office in the United States: Who Decides to Run?
Why Women are Less Likely to Run: 4 Theories
Experiences on the Campaign Trail
Conclusion
References
Women In Power
Women and Local Politics and Government
Women in Local Elective Office
Women in the Bureaucracy
Women in Nongovernmental Organizations and the Business Sector
Conclusion
References
Women in Congress and the State Legislatures
Womenrsquo;s Representation in Democratic Legislative Bodies Across the World
Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Historical Perspective
Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Distinctive Impact on Policy?
Conclusion
References
Women in the Executive Branch
Women at the Top: President, Vice President, Governor, and Lieutenant Governor
Women as Presidential and Gubernatorial Appointees
Statewide Elected Executives
Career Executive Positions in the Federal and State Governments
Do Women Make a Difference? Their Policy and Political Impact
Conclusion
References
Women in the Judiciary
Why the Courts Are Important
History of Women in the Legal Profession and Judiciary
The Difference Women Judges Make
Gender Bias in the Courts
Conclusion
References
Index
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