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Why don't women rule the world? : understanding women's civic and political choices

Author: J Cherie Strachan; Lori Poloni-Staudinger; Shannon Jenkins; Candice D Ortbals
Publisher: Washington, D.C : CQ Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by four leaders within the national and international academic caucuses on women and politics, Why Don't Women Rule the World? helps students to understand how the underrepresentation of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Cherie Strachan; Lori Poloni-Staudinger; Shannon Jenkins; Candice D Ortbals
ISBN: 9781544317243 1544317247
OCLC Number: 1120059810
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorsCHAPTER 1 * Why Don't Women Rule the World? The Creation of Patriarchy Reification and the Social Construction of Reality Conclusion Plan of the Book Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 2 * History of Women in Politics Colonial History The First Wave The Second Wave The Third Wave Conclusion Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 3 * Public Opinion How Individuals Form Opinions About Gender Issues How Sex Influences Public Opinion Partisan Preferences and Voting Behavior Conclusion Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 4 * Political Ambition Promoting Women's Access and Ambition Gender Socialization and Political Ambition Traditional Family Role Orientations The Masculinized Ethos of Politics Women's Gendered Psyche Conclusion Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 5 * When Women Run When and Where Women Candidates Emerge Campaign Finance Women as Candidates in 2018 Dismantling the Masculine Ethos of Politics in 2018 and Beyond Conclusion Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 6 * Women in Legislatures Women's Representation in Legislatures Around the World Theories of Representation The Effect of Women's Representation in Legislative Bodies The Behavior of Individual Women Legislators Women as Institutional Leaders Effects Outside the Institution How to Increase the Number of Women in Legislative Office Conclusion Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 7 * Women in the Executive Patriarchy, Military Masculinity, and Executive Stereotypes Gender Stereotypes in Leadership and the Presidency: Public Support and Media Descriptive Representation in Parts of the Executive Women in Cabinets: The United States and in Comparative Perspective Women's Policy Agencies Women in State and Local Institutions Substantive and Symbolic Representation in Executive Institutions Conclusion Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 8 * Women in the Judiciary Women as Lawyers and in Law School Women as Public Legal Officials The Impact of Women in the Judicial Branch The Effect of the Courts on Women's Lives Increasing the Representation of Women in the Judicial Branch Conclusion Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 9 * Women in Social Movements Interest Groups, Social Movements, and Social Movement Organizations Challenges for Women's and Feminist Movements Conclusion: Intersectional Resistance in the Post-Trump Era Review Questions Ambition Activities Key Words ReferencesCHAPTER 10 * Conclusion The First Step: Admit That Patriarchy Exists The Second Step: Listen to Women's Complaints and Take Their Anger Seriously The Third Step: Understand the Roots of Women's Anger The Fourth Step: Monitor Progress and Backlash to Establish Priorities The Fifth Step: Decide What to Do and Act Review Questions Ambition Activity Key Words ReferencesAppendices Appendix 1: Conducting Interviews Appendix 2: ComparisonIndex
Responsibility: J. Cherie Strachan, Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger, Shannon L. Jenkins, Candice D. Ortbals.

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