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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.
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"This book explores the complex relationship between women's presence and impact in two strikingly different, consecutive congresses. Drawing on hundreds of elite interviews and archival information, the case studies of three highly visible policy areas (reproductive rights, women's health, and health care policy) move beyond the question of 'Do women make a difference?' to confront the oft-ignored, contested issues  Read more...
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Dodson, Debra L.
Impact of women in congress.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)654652489
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debra L Dodson
ISBN: 0198296746 0198296738 9780198296744 9780198296737
OCLC Number: 57283077
Description: viii, 295 pages ; 24 cm.
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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An assessment of the impact of women members of the US Congress on public policy and Congress itself. Drawing on three key case studies (reproductive health, women's health, and health policy) from  Read more...

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The title understates the scope of this book. While students of Congress indeed should read this book - and not only those interested in women - so should those concerned about policymaking, Read more...

 
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