By Susan J. Carroll
"[A] well-integrated quantity by...one of the simplest recognized political scientists engaged on girls and politics.... [It] comprises contributions via major students within the box, and offers a well-written and obtainable review of the influence of ladies in workplace at
every level..." —Pippa Norris, John F. Kennedy tuition of presidency, Harvard University
"This [book] may be the standard-bearer now not just because it includes many of the early learn within the box yet extra importantly, end result of the wide-ranging scope and variety of the study and the as a result nuanced and contextualized arguments presented."-Beth Reingold, Emory University
In contemporary years the numbers of ladies serving in public places of work at a number of degrees of presidency have elevated markedly. Is the expanding presence of ladies in public workplace creating a distinction? Are ladies public officers having a particular impression on public coverage and the political procedure? those questions are critical to the reports within the effect of ladies in Public Office.
These experiences study the effect of girls public officers serving in numerous places of work and locales at neighborhood, kingdom, and nationwide degrees. they're the made of a wide, coordinated examine undertaking backed via the heart for American ladies and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers college and funded by means of the Charles H. Revson beginning. the topics of those reports diversity from a unmarried, very widespread U.S. Senator, who served in Congress from the early Forties to the early Seventies, to neighborhood council individuals in a brand new Jersey county within the Eighties. They contain country legislators from around the country.
The examine offered during this quantity bargains compelling proof that ladies public officers do have a gender-related influence on public coverage and the political approach. however, context issues; those reviews exhibit that the influence of girls public officers varies significantly throughout political environments. ultimately, the examine during this quantity means that id with feminism and/or of specific racial or ethnic workforce additionally impact how and to what volume ladies public officers are creating a difference.
Contributors comprise Edith J. Barrett, Susan Abrams Beck, Janet okay. Boles, Susan J. Carroll, Debra L. Dodson, Lyn Kathlene, Elaine Martin, Nancy E. McGlen, Meredith Reid Sarkees, Janann Sherman, Sue Thomas, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, and Susan Welch.