This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham
Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of
Sue Thomas is Senior Research Scientist and Director of PIRE-Santa Cruz. Clyde Wilcox is a professor in the Government Department at Georgetown.
1. Introduction ; Sue Thomas ; 2. Women's Under-Representation in U.S. Politics: The Enduring Gender Gap in Political Ambition ; Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox, and Gail Baitinger ; 3. Voter Attitudes, Behaviors, and Women Candidates ; Timothy R. Lynch and Kathleen Dolan ; 4. The Race for the Presidency: Hillary Rodham Clinton ; Regina G. Lawrence and Melody Rose ; 5. Hillary Rodham-Clinton: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Female Political Figures ; Moana Vercoe, Randall Gonzalez, and Jean Reith Schroedel ; 6. Women and Campaigns ; Rebekah Herrick and Jeanette Morehouse Mendez ; 7. Conservative Women Run for Office ; Ronnee Schreiber ; 8. Different Portraits, Different Leaders? Gender Differencesin U.S. Senators' Presentationof Self ; Kim L. Fridkin and Patrick J. Kenney ; 9. Female Governors and Gubernatorial Candidates ; Valerie R. O'Regan and Stephen J.Stambough ; 10. Representing Women's Interests in a Polarized Congress ; Michele L. Swers ; 11. Women State Legislators:Women's Issues in Partisan Environments ; Tracy Osborn and Rebecca Kreitzer ; 12. Entry Level Politics? Women as Candidates and Elected Officials at the Local Level ; Laura van Assendelft ; 13. Judicial Women ; Sally J. Kenney ; 14. Woman of Color Candidates and Officeholders ; Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Katherine Tate, and Janelle Wong ; 15. Lesbian Candidates and Officeholders ; Donald P. Haider-Markel and Chelsie Lynn Moore Bright ; 16. The Geography of Women ; Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox ; 17. Women in Elective Office Worldwide: Barriers and Opportunities ; Pippa Norris and Mona Lena Krook