The Politics of The Gender Gap: The Social Construction of Political Influence / Edition 1

The Politics of The Gender Gap: The Social Construction of Political Influence / Edition 1

by Carol M. Mueller
ISBN-10:
0803927339
ISBN-13:
9780803927339
Pub. Date:
02/01/1988
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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The Politics of The Gender Gap: The Social Construction of Political Influence / Edition 1

Using election studies, media analysis, economics, history, sociology and policy studies, The Politics of the Gender Gap presents state-of-the-art empirical research on the emergence of women as a voting block. It reveals that although the gender gap is a social and political creation that is still ill-defined, its potential to influence politics is significant. The contributors explain the origins of the gender gap; its use by women's organizations, the media and political parties; and its implications for the election of women.

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ISBN-13: 9780803927339
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/01/1988
Series: SAGE Yearbooks on Women and Politics Series , #12
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: OVERVIEW
The Empowerment of Women - Carol Mueller
Polling and the Women's Voting Bloc
PART TWO: THE POLITICAL MOBILIZATION OF WOMEN
The Gender Factor in the Changing Electorate - Henry C Kenski
The Ballot Box Revolution - Johanna S R Mendelson
The Drive to Register Women
PART THREE: DISCOVERY AND DEFINITION OF THE 'GENDER GAP'
The Selling of the 'Gender Gap' - Kathy Bonk
The Role of Organized Feminism
The Ferraro Factor - Kathleen A Frankovic
The Women's Movement, the Polls and the Press
Press Portrayals of the Gender Gap - Julio Borquez, Edie N Goldenberg and Kim Fridkin Kahn
PART FOUR: THE EMERGENCE OF WOMEN'S SPECIAL INTERESTS
Women's Claims as a Special Interest - Anne N Costain
Women and the Welfare State - Steve P Erie and Martin Rein
Sex Differences in Support for Government Spending - Cynthia Deitch
The Gender Gap - Pippa Norris
A Cross-National Trend?
PART FIVE: THE ELECTIONS OF THE EIGHTIES
Women's Autonomy and the Gender Gap - Susan J Carroll
1980 and 1982
Gender and the Vote - Arthur Miller
1984
PART SIX: THE OUTLOOK
Continuity and Change in Women's Political Agenda - Carol M Mueller

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