Why We Lost the ERA

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University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 1986 - History - 327 pages
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In this work, Jane Mansbridge's fresh insights uncover a significant democratic irony - the development of self-defeating, contradictory forces within a democratic movement in the course of its struggle to promote its version of the common good. Mansbridge's book is absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in democratic theory and practice.

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User Review  - juglicerr - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating look at why the Equal Rights Amendment failed to pass, looking particularly at Illinois. Mansbridge found that techniques that create a high profile, e.g. demonstrations, may ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

This is a good book examining the Equal Rights Amendment and why it failed. It focuses on all the different opposition groups as well as the pro-ERA groups. It does have a slight bias but it is still worth the read for anyone who is interested in women's studies or the topic of the ERA. Read full review

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Jane J. Mansbridge is professor of political science at Northwestern University. She is also on the faculty of the university's Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research.