Women and Congress: Running, Winning, and Ruling [NOOK Book]

Overview

Explore the effects women have had on Congress!

Containing vital insights into the role women play in Congress, Women and Congress: Running, Winning, and Ruling is a unique look into the political standing of female candidates and congresswomen. Chapters written by noted political scientists consider the challenges of being a congresswoman in the male-dominated political ...
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Women and Congress: Running, Winning, and Ruling

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Overview

Explore the effects women have had on Congress!

Containing vital insights into the role women play in Congress, Women and Congress: Running, Winning, and Ruling is a unique look into the political standing of female candidates and congresswomen. Chapters written by noted political scientists consider the challenges of being a congresswoman in the male-dominated political arena, illustrate the fundamental and advanced techniques vital to winning an election, and show how congresswomen have been most effective once in office.

Women and Congress brings you thoughtful discussions of:
  • how campaign finance, speaking on the floor, introducing new legislation, and political action committees have contributed to the success of women politicians
  • the effect of media on election outcomes, including the media‚Äôs portrayal of women and the ways female candidates present themselves to the media
  • discrimination against women in media coverage
  • differences in the ways Democratic and Republican women view political issues
  • the political glass ceiling (how incumbency, gender, and strategy play a role in elections)
  • and much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136402876
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 214
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Early Fundraising by Nonincumbent Female Congressional Candidates: The Importance of Women's PACs 7
Electoral Context, Issues, and Voting for Women in the 1990s 21
Candidate Sex and Congressional Elections: Open Seats Before, During, and After the Year of the Woman 37
The Political Glass Ceiling: Gender, Strategy, and Incumbency in U.S. House Elections, 1978-1998 59
The Electoral Glass Ceiling? Gender, Viability, and the News in U.S. Senate Campaigns 79
Do Differences Matter? Women Members of Congress and the Hyde Amendment 105
Speaking Out: An Analysis of Democratic and Republican Woman-Invoked Rhetoric of the 105th Congress 129
"How Does She Have Time for Kids and Congress?" Views on Gender and Media Coverage from House Offices 147
Research on Women in Legislatures: What Have We Learned, Where Are We Going? 167
About the Contributors 187
Index 191
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