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Anticipating madam president

Author: Robert P Watson; Ann Gordon
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner, 2003.
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Conveying the complexity and challenges surrounding the pursuit of the White House, the authors explore the conditions the first female president will encounter-both on the campaign trail and in office.


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Watson; Ann Gordon
ISBN: 1588261379 9781588261373 1588261131 9781588261137
OCLC Number: 50164529
Description: xv, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Pat Schroeder --
Preface --
Introduction : the White House as ultimate prize / Robert P. Watson --
pt. 1. The struggle for political equality --
Breaking the final glass ceiling : when (not if) a woman becomes president / Max J. Skidmore --
Paving the way : the work of the women's movement / Anne N. Costain --
Changing the climate of expectations / Erika Falk and Kathleen Hall Jamieson --
Profile : Shirley Chisholm, blazing trails / Robert P. Watson and Ann Gordon --
pt. 2. The campaign --
Can women enter the "big tents?" : National party structures and presidential nominations / Melissa Haussman. A war chest full of Susan B. Anthony dollars : fund-raising issues for female presidential candidates / Victoria A. Farrar-Myers --
On the way to the White House : communication strategies for women candidates / Dianne Bystrom --
Public discourse and female presidential candidates / Carol Lynn Bower --
Profile : Pat Schroeder and the campaign that wasn't / Robert P. Watson and Ann Gordon --
pt. 3. The media, voters, and public opinion --
The lipstick watch : media coverage, gender, and presidential campaigns / Diane J. Heith --
Is the United States ready for a woman president? Is the Pope protestant? / Carole Kennedy. Gender, race, and the Oval Office / Ann Gordon and Jerry Miller --
Profile : Geraldine Ferraro, media coverage of history in the making / Robert P. Watson and Ann Gordon --
pt. 4. Governing --
Presidential leadership : governance from a woman's perspective / Lori Cox Han --
A female leader for the free world : the first woman president and U.S. foreign policy / Tom Lansford --
Confronting the myths : the first woman president and national security / John Davis --
Profile : Elizabeth Dole, executive leadership / Robert P. Watson and Ann Gordon --
pt. 5. Conclusion --
Madam President: sooner or later? / Karen O'Conner --
Appendix. The White House Project.
Responsibility: edited by Robert P. Watson, Ann Gordon.


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