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Women in presidential cabinets : power players or abundant tokens?

Author: Maria C Escobar-Lemmon; Michelle M Taylor-Robinson
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though parity is still rare, presidential cabinets contain more women than ever before. Who are these women and what types of political capital resources do they bring to the administration? Are they new types of political players or very much like the men who have traditionally run the government? And once they gain office, are they treated equally in the cabinet? Do they have the capacity to be as effective as  Read more...
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Escobar-Lemmon, Maria C.
Women in presidential cabinets.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016010554
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria C Escobar-Lemmon; Michelle M Taylor-Robinson
ISBN: 9780190491420 0190491426
OCLC Number: 942742775
Description: xi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Will women in presidential cabinets be power players or tokens? Theory and expectations about women's inclusion --
Part I: Country Background and Methodology. 2. Politics of presidential cabinet making: Women's representation and rules of the game in 5 democracies --
3. Defining the basis for comparing ministers --
Part II: Who Gatekeepers Select as Ministers: Comparison of Men and Women. 4. Policy expertise: When and where presidents appoint ministers with work and education background --
5. Political skills: When and where presidents appoint ministers with political background and connections --
6. Support resources: When and where presidents appoint ministers with links to clients of their department Part III: Four Benchmarks for Comparing Treatment and Effectiveness of the Men and Women Appointed to Presidential Cabinets. 7. Getting seats at the table, and not just in the "women's seat" --
8. Surviving, retiring or being fired: Equal treatment in cabinet exits --
9. Long stays or short: Equal treatment in duration in post --
10. Making policy: Evidence of an unequal playing field --
Part IV: Conclusions about Integration and Incorporation of Women in Cabinets.11. Minorities not tokens: Conclusions about equality of women in presidential cabinets.
Responsibility: Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson.

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With this book, Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson offer a much needed study of women in cabinet. The book goes well beyond the usual story of why fewer women than men get a seat Read more...

 
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