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It Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don t Run for Office (Hardback)

Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox

Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2005
ISBN 10: 0521857457 / ISBN 13: 9780521857451
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Titre : It Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don t Run ...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. It Takes a Candidate serves as the first systematic, nationwide empirical account of the manner in which gender affects political ambition. Based on data from the Citizen Political Ambition Study, a national survey conducted on almost 3,800 potential candidates , we find that women, even in the highest tiers of professional accomplishment, are substantially less likely than men to demonstrate ambition to seek elected office. Women are less likely than men to be recruited to run for office. They are less likely than men to think they are qualified to run for office. And they are less likely than men to express a willingness to run for office in the future. This gender gap in political ambition persists across generations. Despite cultural evolution and society s changing attitudes toward women in politics, running for public office remains a much less attractive and feasible endeavor for women than men. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9780521857451

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Synopsis : It Takes a Candidate serves as the first systematic, nationwide empirical account of the manner in which gender affects political ambition. Based on data from the Citizen Political Ambition Study, a national survey conducted on almost 3,800 'potential candidates', we find that women, even in the highest tiers of professional accomplishment, are substantially less likely than men to demonstrate ambition to seek elected office. Women are less likely than men to be recruited to run for office. They are less likely than men to think they are 'qualified' to run for office. And they are less likely than men to express a willingness to run for office in the future. This gender gap in political ambition persists across generations. Despite cultural evolution and society's changing attitudes toward women in politics, running for public office remains a much less attractive and feasible endeavor for women than men.

Critique: ' ? an excellent contribution to the study of gender and US politics and provides insight into the subtle socialization processes that underlie and reinforce the structural factors commonly analyzed in discussions of women's political representation in the USA.' International Feminist Journal of Politics

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