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Women and politics : paths to power and political influence

Author: Julie Dolan; Melissa M Deckman; Michele L Swers
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence examines the role of women in politics from the early women's movement to the female politicians in power today. Engaging profiles of the diverse women who have shaped the American political system are interwoven with an analysis of the most recent election data to provide a comprehensive and unbiased introduction to the study of women and politics. --  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Dolan; Melissa M Deckman; Michele L Swers
ISBN: 9781442254749 1442254742 9781442254756 1442254750
OCLC Number: 917343098
Description: xiv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction and Theoretical Framework --
Part I: Women's Paths to Power --
Women in Social Movements and Interest Groups --
The Gender Gap in Elections and Public Opinion --
Gender and the Decision to Run for Office --
Women on the Campaign Trail --
Part II: Women in Power --
Women in Local Politics and Government --
Women in Congress and the State Legislatures --
Women in the Executive Branch --
Women in the Judiciary --
Appendix A: "Declaration of Sentiments" and "Resolutions" Adopted by the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 --
Appendix B: National Organization for Women's Bill of Rights and Redstockings Manifesto.
Responsibility: Julie Dolan, Macalester College, Melissa M. Deckman, Washington College, Michele L. Swers Georgetown University.

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Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence examines the role of women in politics from the early women's movement to the female politicians in power today. Engaging profiles of the diverse women who have shaped the American political system are interwoven with an analysis of the most recent election data to provide a comprehensive and unbiased introduction to the study of women and politics. -- Provided by publisher.

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