Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics

Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 3, 2013-12-23
EAN 9781107026049, ISBN10: 1107026040

Hardcover, 313 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

'Gender and Elections, 3rd edition is a terrific book. It presents the latest analysis of the gendered aspects of American elections with a specific focus on the experiences of women candidates. Covering a range of essential topics, the volume presents the perspectives of a slate of top scholars in a timely and accessible form. Acknowledging the diversity between and among women, this book gives us a sense of women's political history and their future opportunities.' Kathleen Dolan, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

'Thoroughly updated, the new edition of Carroll and Fox's book contains an accessible combination of the latest political science theorizing on women's position on the American political scene and the very latest data looking at women's participation as voters, candidates, and even as possible presidents.' Richard Matland, Helen Houlahan Rigali Chair in Political Science, Loyola University Chicago

'American politics cannot be understood without attention to the role of gender in electoral dynamics. Women's influence in US elections continues to expand - as voters, candidates and officeholders. Though still facing obstacles in their path to electoral success, women are transforming American politics, even in their pursuit of the elusive office of the presidency. This volume captures the evolving role of gender through detailed analysis of the 2012 election in relation to previous elections. Timely analysis of the impact of gender, in combination with race, ethnicity, and generation, offers special insights into newly emergent electoral coalitions likely to persist in the midst of demographic change.' Christine Marie Sierra, University of New Mexico