It Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Officeby Jennifer L. Lawless
Pub. Date: 09/28/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Despite our society's evolving attitudes toward women in politics, there remains a large gender gap in political ambition. Women are less likely than men to be recruited to run for office. They are less likely than men to think they are qualified to run for office. And they are less likely than men to express a willingness to run for office in the future. This book explains why, reporting on the first systematic, nationwide study of how gender affects political amibition.
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Table of Contents
1. Electoral politics: still a man's world?; 2. Explaining women's emergence in the political arena; 3. The gender gap in political ambition; 4. Barefoot, pregnant and holding a law degree: family dynamics and running for office; 5. Gender, party and political recruitment; 6. 'I'm just not qualified': gender self-perceptions of candidate viability; 7. Taking the plunge: deciding to run for office; 8. Gender and the future of electoral politics.
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