Women as Candidates in American Politics

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Indiana University Press, 1994 - Political Science - 240 pages
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In this second edition, Susan Carroll updates her pioneering study of women candidates and their campaigns in the aftermath of the "Year of the Woman." Although in many regards the political climate has become vastly more favorable for female candidates, opportunities are still limited by the political structure. Carroll examines a number of possible reforms and actual developments which may eventually mean larger numbers of women being elected to public office.

 

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Contents

Democratic Theory and the Representation of
10
Political Parties and Recruitment
22
Problems and Assets in Primary Campaigns
46
Qualifications Campaigns and Electoral Success
64
Gender the Political Opportunity Structure and
93
Political Ambition
121
Representation of the Interests of Women
138
Women as Candidates in the 1990s
157
Appendix A Data Collection and Response Rate
175
NOTES
192
BIBLIOGRAPHY
228
INDEX
237
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Susan J. Carroll is Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Senior Research Associate at the Center for the American Woman and Politics, at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

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