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Women and elective office [electronic resource] : past, present, and future /
edited by Sue Thomas and Clyde Wilcox.
edition
Third Edition.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
description
xv, 351 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780199328734 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
isbn
9780199328734 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
9990045
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1998-09-01:
In this volume Georgetown University's Thomas and Wilcox update R. Darcy, Susan Welch, and Janet Clark, Women, Elections, & Representation (1994). Each chapter provides a partial answer to one of these questions: Why do so few women run for public office? What kinds of women are elected and in what settings? What difference in policy terms do women make? The authors typically provide a thorough and accessible literature review in conjunction with their empirical work focusing on either state legislators or members of Congress. Some barriers to female candidacy (disadvantages in fundraising, voter prejudice, poor use of television advertising) are not supported; male incumbency, lack of women in the pipeline of lower offices and the professions, and supportive electoral settings emerge as controlling. In the generation since women began holding elected office in much greater numbers, the archetypal female official has converged with that of men; women are now more educated, professional, and ambitious. And whether the focus is roll call voting, committee activities, or legislative leadership, women in elected office are uniformly found to clearly make a difference. Undergraduate and graduate collections. J. K. Boles Marquette University
Summaries
Main Description
The first and second editions of Women and Elective Office: Past, Present and Future offered the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders at those moments in time. Focusing on candidates, officeholders, and context, each edition of offered a comprehensive look at where women stood, what brought them to those points, and what their prospects were during the 21st century. Each edition also sought to illuminate the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances with up-to-the-minute research. The Third edition retains the successful elements of the first two editions, and expands the offerings to include the latest political events and the latest research, such as: . Chapters on Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency. A chapter on women governors. A chapter on local candidates and officeholders. Chapters on the diversity of women including women of color, lesbian candidates and officeholders, and conservative women candidates and officeholders. A chapter on women's political ambition. A chapter on the women in judicial seats
Main Description
The first and second editions of Women and Elective Office: Past, Present and Future offered the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders at those moments in time. Focusing on candidates, officeholders, and context, each edition of offered a comprehensive look at where women stood, what brought them to those points, and what their prospects were during the 21st century. Each edition also sought to illuminate the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances with up-to-the-minute research. The Third edition retains the successful elements of the first two editions, and expands the offerings to include the latest political events and the latest research, such as: Chapters on Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency A chapter on women governors A chapter on local candidates and officeholders Chapters on the diversity of women including women of color, lesbian candidates and officeholders, and conservative women candidates and officeholders A chapter on women's political ambition A chapter on the women in judicial seats
Main Description
The first and second editions of Women and Elective Office: Past, Present and Future offered the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders at those moments in time. Focusing on candidates, officeholders, and context, each edition of offered a comprehensive look at where womenstood, what brought them to those points, and what their prospects were during the 21st century. Each edition also sought to illuminate the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances with up-to-the-minute research. The Third edition retains the successful elements of the firsttwo editions, and expands the offerings to include the latest political events and the latest research, such as:* Chapters on Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency* A chapter on women governors* A chapter on local candidates and officeholders* Chapters on the diversity of women including women of color, lesbian candidates and officeholders, and conservative women candidates and officeholders* A chapter on women's political ambition* A chapter on the women in judicial seats

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