Level Playing Field for All?: Female Political Leadership and Athletics

Level Playing Field for All?: Female Political Leadership and Athletics

By: Leanne Doherty (author)Hardback

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This book reveals the extent to which athletic participation has become a social eligibility factor in the success of candidates for elected office. Doherty examines the role participation in athletics played for women looking to run for office. She goes on to appraises the ways in which potential cutbacks and already limited opportunities for women in sports might further affect their opportunities to attain viable candidate status.

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Leanne Doherty is assistant professor of political science at Simmons College.


Chapter 1. Sports and Politics - The Perfect Combination? Chapter 2. The Athlete as Political Elite Chapter 3. The Social Eligibility Pool, Gender, and Athletic Elites Chapter 4. Athletic Experience and Electoral Success Chapter 5. Title IX and Access to Athletic Opportunity Chapter 6. The Future of Female Athlete Politicians 7 Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/08/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780739148389
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 94
  • ID: 9780739148389
  • weight: 317
  • ISBN10: 0739148389

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