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Women, Partisanship, and the Congress

Women, Partisanship, and the Congress

by Jocelyn Jones Evans
     
 

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Congress is no longer exclusively a boys' club, but the women there must operate, at least for a time, under its traditional culture. Evans (government, U. of West Florida) has conducted extensive interviews to produce this study about how women in Congress respond to the pressures of party loyalty and party expectations, political goals and re-election. In the

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Congress is no longer exclusively a boys' club, but the women there must operate, at least for a time, under its traditional culture. Evans (government, U. of West Florida) has conducted extensive interviews to produce this study about how women in Congress respond to the pressures of party loyalty and party expectations, political goals and re-election. In the process she seeks answers to basic questions: Does partisanship impact women's legislative behavior? Does in impact their experience in the district, or in the party organization? Do women in congress vote alike? She finds the answers to be complex, with the politics and cultures of districts and parties significant sources of complications. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"During the past thirty years political scientists have sought to explain the behavior of members of Congress by assuming that members are rational actors guided by a set of shared motivations - to gain election and reelection, to advance policy goals, and to further career ambitions. Such explanations have tended to downplay the importance of variables such as gender or political party. Jocelyn Jones Evans now offers the most thorough study to date of the role of gender and party in shaping the behavior of members of Congress. Drawing upon both quantitative and qualitative evidence, she argues that both gender and party affect member behavior. Furthermore, she offers an explanation of how these variables relate to explain the differing experiences of female Republicans and female Democrats. Her findings will command the attention of congressional scholars and chart a direction for future research." - Ronald M. Peters, Jr., University of Oklahoma

"Considering the extreme partisanship now characteristic of the House of Representatives and the increasing number of women in the chamber, it's about time that someone examined how party shapes women's House careers. Jocelyn Jones Evans does that. Her party culture framework is likely to prove controversial but should only increase interest in her study."

- Barbara Sinclair, UCLA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230256286
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/16/2005
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
974 KB

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Jocelyn Jones Evans is Assistant Professor of Government, University of West Florida.

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