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The difference women make : the policy impact of women in Congress

Author: Michele L Swers
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
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What if there were more women in congress? Michele L. Swers demonstrates that, even though representatives often vote a party line, their gender is politically significant and does indeed influence  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Book
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michele L Swers
ISBN: 0226786471 9780226786476 0226786498 9780226786490
OCLC Number: 50560771
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Does electing women have a policy impact? --
Women, the political parties, and the gender gap --
Bill sponsorship : placing women's issues on the national agenda --
Cosponsorship : registering support for women's issues --
Amendments in committees : working behind the scenes for women's issues --
Fighting for women's issues on the floor --
Roll-call voting : taking a public position on women's issues --
Conclusion : does electing women matter? The impact on policy development and democracy.
Other Titles: Policy impact of women in Congress
Responsibility: Michele L. Swers.
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"In the first systematic, quantitative examination of the impact of women in the House of Representatives, Michele Swers provides a basis for evaluating the potential impact women might have were Read more...

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