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|Material Type:||Juvenile audience|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Debra A Miller
|ISBN:||9780737762495 0737762497 9780737762501 0737762500|
|Description:||164 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Chapter 1. Have women made substantial gains in US politics? --
Overview : women in US elective office as of 2012 / Center for American Women and Politics --
The burdens of female politicians / Monica Potts --
Hillary Clinton's run for president had a positive effect on US politics / Jessica Valenti --
Women made modest gains in the 2008 US elections / Linda Feldmann --
Women's political gains have increased women's economic power / Carolyn Maloney --
Fewer women are seeking elective office / Kate Linthicum --
The 2010 midterm congressional elections produced a historic decrease in the number of women in the US congress / Meghan Smith --
Women have a long way to go to reach parity with men in congress / Nicholas Kusnetz --
Chapter 2. What is the status of women in world politics? --
Women are leaders of or running for office in the world's largest countries / Jenna Goudreau --
Women lag behind men in political power even in the developed world / Jesse Ellison --
Women's overall gains in world politics are uneven and fragile / Melanne Verveer --
Gender issues are preventing women from making greater progress in world politics / Farida Jalalzai and Mona Lena Krook --
Chapter 3. Does the participation of women improve politics? --
Overview : most people believe men and women make equally good leaders / Pew Research Center --
Women are better politicians than men / Sarah Galer --
Women politicians are involved in fewer sex scandals than male politicians / Lane Wallace --
Sarah Palin's self-promotion has improved politics for other women / Libby Copeland --
More female politicians may not mean better results / Kay Hymowitz --
Women cannot rule the world like men / Sandra Tsing Loh --
Chapter 4. What steps should be taken to encourage more women to enter politics? --
Removing barriers to women in politics is not enough / Joelle Schmitz --
Recruitment and training can bring more young women into politics / Barbara Lee --
Women's underrepresentation in politics should not be blamed on a lack of political ambition / J. Goodrich --
We must actively recruit more women to run for political office / Jennifer Lawless --
A team approach is needed to encourage more women to run for office / Kevin Drum.
|Series Title:||Current controversies.|
|Responsibility:||Debra A. Miller, book editor.|
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