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Where Women Run Gender and Party in the American States

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ISBN-10: 0472069349

ISBN-13: 9780472069347

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kira Sanbonmatsu

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Why don' t more women run for office? Why are certain states more likely to have female candidates and representatives? Would strengthening political parties narrow the national gender gap? "Where Women Run" addresses these important questions through a rare and incisive look at how candidates are recruited. Drawing on surveys and case studies of party leaders and legislators in six states, political scientist Kira Sanbonmatsu analyzes the links between parties and representation, exposing the mechanism by which parties' informal recruitment practices shape who runs-- or doesn' t run-- for political office in America. " Kira Sanbonmatsu has done a masterful job of linking the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 7/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kira Sanbonmatsu is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Ohio State University.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Gender and Representation
Gender and Candidacy: Supply, Demand, and Political Parties
The Recruitment ana Nomination Practices or the Political Parties
Candidate Gender and Electoral Politics
Barriers, Opportunities, and the Gendered Path to Office
The Pattern of Women's Representation across States