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Congressional women : their recruitment, integration, and behavior

Author: Irwin N Gertzog
Publisher: Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger, 1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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Based upon interviews with 45 members of the 103rd Congress, this study examines the rise in the number of women elected, the circumstances leading to their success, and their integration into the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irwin N Gertzog
ISBN: 0275947408 9780275947408 0275947416 9780275947415
OCLC Number: 476635927
Description: xv, 309 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction Exploring a Small Universe Recruitment The Matrimonial Connection Changing Patterns of Recruitment Integration Women in the House: Incremental Integration Access to Informal Channels of Communication: Women and House Caucuses Access to Leadership Positions Behavior Changing Legislative Opportunities Issues Affecting Women: Changing Legislative Priorities The Congresswomen's Caucus: Preliminaries The Congresswomen's Caucus: Early Years The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues: Survival and Growth Past, Present, and Future Changing Gender and Legislative Roles Appendix A: Women Elected to the House of Representatives, 1916-1993 Appendix B: Southern and Non southern Widows Receiving Major Party Nominations, 1916-1993 Appendix C: Questionnaire Administered to Twenty-four Representatives in the 95th Congress and Forty-five in the 103rd Congress Appendix D: Congresswomen in Secondary Leadership Positions, 1947-1994 Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Irwin N. Gertzog

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