Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199328734

Sue Thomas; Clyde Wilcox
368 ページ
155 x 234 mm

This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.


1. Introduction
Sue Thomas
2. Women's Under-Representation in U.S. Politics: The Enduring Gender Gap in Political Ambition
Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox, and Gail Baitinger
3. Voter Attitudes, Behaviors, and Women Candidates
Timothy R. Lynch and Kathleen Dolan
4. The Race for the Presidency: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Regina G. Lawrence and Melody Rose
5. Hillary Rodham-Clinton: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Female Political Figures
Moana Vercoe, Randall Gonzalez, and Jean Reith Schroedel
6. Women and Campaigns
Rebekah Herrick and Jeanette Morehouse Mendez
7. Conservative Women Run for Office
Ronnee Schreiber
8. Different Portraits, Different Leaders? Gender Differencesin U.S. Senators' Presentationof Self
Kim L. Fridkin and Patrick J. Kenney
9. Female Governors and Gubernatorial Candidates
Valerie R. O'Regan and Stephen J.Stambough
10. Representing Women's Interests in a Polarized Congress
Michele L. Swers
11. Women State Legislators:Women's Issues in Partisan Environments
Tracy Osborn and Rebecca Kreitzer
12. Entry Level Politics? Women as Candidates and Elected Officials at the Local Level
Laura van Assendelft
13. Judicial Women
Sally J. Kenney
14. Woman of Color Candidates and Officeholders
Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Katherine Tate, and Janelle Wong
15. Lesbian Candidates and Officeholders
Donald P. Haider-Markel and Chelsie Lynn Moore Bright
16. The Geography of Women
Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox
17. Women in Elective Office Worldwide: Barriers and Opportunities
Pippa Norris and Mona Lena Krook


Sue Thomas is Senior Research Scientist and Director of PIRE-Santa Cruz. Clyde Wilcox is a professor in the Government Department at Georgetown.