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Women and American Politics The Challenges of Political Leadership

ISBN-10: 0072930772

ISBN-13: 9780072930771

Edition: 2007

Authors: Lori Cox Han

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List price: $45.63
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Preface
Women and Political Leadership Women as Political Leaders: A Historical Perspective
Women as Political Leaders: Does Gender Matter?
Plan of the Book
The Women’s Movement and Feminism in the United States The First Wave of the Women's Movement in America
The Second Wave: The Modern Women's Movement
The Third Wave: Generation X and Beyond
Feminisms and American Politics
Conclusion
Women as Political Participants Women and Political Socialization
Women and the Mass Media
Women as Voters
Women in Political Parties and Interest Groups
Conclusion
Women as Political Candidates Recruiting Women Candidates
Women Candidates and the Electoral Process
Media Coverage of Women Candidates
Conclusion
Women as Legislators Women and Legislative Leadership
Women in Congress: A History
Women in Congress: The Policy Agenda
Women in State Legislatures
Conclusion
Women and Executive Leadership Executive Leadership from a Woman's Perspective
A Woman President
Women in the Executive Branch
Governors and Other Statewide Positions
Mayors
Conclusion
Women in the Judiciary Women and the Law
Women and the Legal Profession
Women as Federal Judges
Women, the Courts, and the Policy Agenda
Women as State and Local Judges
Do Women Judges Act Differently?
Conclusion
Conclusion: Women and Political Leadership in the Twenty-first Century The Women's Movement
Voting Trends and the Gender Gap
Women as Candidates
Women as Officeholders
Conclusion: Women and Leadership Revisited
Index