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The impact of women in congress

Author: Debra L Dodson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Gender and politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An assessment of the impact of women members of the US Congress on public policy and Congress itself. Drawing on three key case studies from the 103rd and 104th Congresses, Dodson highlights the complex forces that shape what women members do and their influence on the institution.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dodson, Debra L.
Impact of women in congress.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006298009
(OCoLC)57283077
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debra L Dodson
ISBN: 0198296746 9780198296744 0198296738 9780198296737 9780191522758 0191522759
OCLC Number: 190926202
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 295 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: the best of times, the worst of times --
Rethinking difference --
Capturing the process --
Representing women: the elite to elite connection --
Representing women: the constituency connection --
Reproductive rights: gender difference and the paradox of power --
Reproductive rights: redefining the meaning of critical mass --
Women's health: staying the course with a critical mass --
Women's health: a shelter in the storm --
Health care reform: the convergence of the politics of presence and the politics of ideas --
Health insurance reform: institutional structure, contingent meanings.
Series Title: Gender and politics.
Responsibility: Debra L. Dodson.
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