Women and Politics Paths to Power and Political Influence

ISBN-10: 0205827152
ISBN-13: 9780205827152
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Book details

List price: $78.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Providing balanced, unbiased coverage of female politicians on the national, state, and local levels,Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence2/e,analyzes 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 text 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.

Melissa M. Deckman is assistant professor of Political Science at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland.

Michele L. Swers is an associate professor of government at Georgetown University.

Preface
Introduction and Theoretical Framework
References
Women'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's Groups and Electoral Politics
Women and Political Parties
Conclusion
References
The Gender Gap in Elections and Public Opinion
Courting the Women'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 Women's Movements and Feminism
The Battles for Suffrage and ERA
Backlash to 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: Worth Carolina's 2008 Senate Race
Running for Office in the United States: Who Decides to Run?
Why Women Are Less Likely to Run: 4 Theories
Challenges on the Campaign Trail and Strategies for Success
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
Women's Representation in Democratic Legislative Bodies across the World
Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Historical Perspective
The Advancement of Women in Congress
Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Distinctive Impact on Policy?
Conclusion
References
Women in the Executive Branch
Women as Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates
Governors and Lieutenant Governors
Women as Presidential and Gubernatorial Appointees
Statewide Elected Executives
Career Executives Positions in the Federal and State Governments
Do Women Make a Difference? Their Policy and Political Impact
Policy Attitudes and Political Impact
Constraints on Women's Power
Power and Leadership Style
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
Women as Judicial Law Clerks
Conclusion
References
Photo Credits
Index

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