ISBN-10:
0131505459
ISBN-13:
9780131505452
Pub. Date:
09/04/2006
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Women in Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence / Edition 1

Women in Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence / Edition 1

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Overview

Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence, 1/e, tells the stories behind not only women as 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 and incorporates the immense wealth in new scholarly work in women and political studies available over the last 10 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131505452
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 09/04/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction and Theoretical Framework

References

PART I: WOMEN’S PATHS TO POWER

Chapter 2: 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

Chapter 3: 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

Chapter 4: 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

Media Coverage of Female Politicians and First Ladies

Women in Media Today: A Fair Balance?

Conclusion

References

Chapter 5: Women as Candidates for Elective Office

Introduction: Florida’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

PART II: WOMEN IN POWER

Chapter 6: 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

Chapter 7: 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

Women in Congress and State Legislatures: A Distinctive Impact on Policy?

Conclusion

References

Chapter 8: 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

Chapter 9: 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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