Women, Partisanship, and the Congress

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 16, 2005 - Political Science - 161 pages
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As women increasingly play a role and gain ever greater prominence in congressional politics, they need to navigate the at times conflicting demands of loyalty to party culture, responsiveness to party leadership, political goals, and the need to get reelected. Based on extensive interviews and historical research, this book examines differences between Republican and Democratic political cultures, how these differences affect women members of Congress as they pursue agendas and seek to bolster their electability, and the effectiveness of women within an institution traditionally dominated by men.

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JOCELYN JONES EVANS is Assistant Professor of Government at the University of West Florida, USA.