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Why don't women rule the world? : understanding women's civic and political choices

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  • ISBN: 9781544317243
  • ISBN: 1544317247
  • ISBN: 9781544317250 (ePub ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    515 p. ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C : CQ Press, 2019.

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Formatted Contents Note: 1. Why don't women rule the world? -- The creation of patriarchy -- Reification and the social construction of reality -- Conclusion -- Plan of the book -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 2. History of women in politics -- Colonial history -- The first wave -- The second wave -- The third wave -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 3. Public opinion -- How individuals form opinions about gender issues -- How sex influences public opinion -- Partisan preferences and voting behavior -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References --  4. Political ambition -- Promoting women's access and ambition -- Gender socialization and political ambition -- Traditional family role orientations -- The masculinized ethos of politics -- Women's gendered psyche -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 5. When women run -- When and where women candidates emerge -- campaign finance -- Women as candidates in 2018 -- Dismantling the masculine ethos of politics in 2018 and beyond -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References  -- 6. Women in legislatures -- Women's representation in legislatures around the world -- Theories of representation -- The effect of women's representation in legislative bodies -- The behavior of individual women legislators -- Women as institutional leaders -- Effects outside the institution -- How to increase the number of women in legislative office -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 7. Women in the executive -- Patriarchy, military masculinity, and executive stereotypes -- Gender stereotypes in leadership and the presidency: public support and media -- Descriptive representation in parts of the executive -- Women in cabinets: The United States and in comparative perspective -- Women's policy agencies -- Women in state and local institutions -- Substance and symbolic representation in executive institutions -- Conclusion -- Review Questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 8. Women in the judiciary -- Women as lawyers and in law school -- Women as public legal officials -- The impact of women in the judicial branch -- The effect of the courts on women's lives -- Increasing the representation of women in the judicial branch -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 9. Women in social movements -- Interest groups, social movements, and social movement organizations -- Challenges for women's and feminist movements -- Conclusion: intersectional resistance in the post-Trump era -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 10. Conclusion -- The first step: admit that patriarchy exists -- The second step: listen to women's complaints and take their anger seriously -- The third step: understand the roots of women's anger -- The fourth step: monitor progress and backlash to establish priorities -- The fifth step: decide what to do and act -- Review questions -- Ambition activity -- Key words -- References.
Summary, etc.: "Why don't women rule the world, and why don't they have more influence over the way the world is structured? This book begins to explore this question by looking at how underrepresentation of women manifests comparatively and also by exploring how it plays out in policy. Why Don't Women Rule the World? is written by 4 high-profile leaders who teach, publish and head up national and international academic caucuses on Women and Politics. They have collaborated on a project that not only offers grounded theory with practical job-related activities; but, also with an important comparative politics perspective. The book distinguishes itself from other Women and Politics texts due to three unique features: First, each chapter explores concepts from not only a U.S. perspective, but also a comparative one, expanding students' awareness of their own intersectional identities and the varying effects of patriarchy on women worldwide. Second, each chapter also has a policy feature, focusing on one or two policy areas allowing students to see the ways in which theories and concepts discussed in the chapter manifest in their lives. Finally, each chapter includes a political engagement feature with activities and prompts purposefully intended to bolster political interest, efficacy, and ambition. The book provides a thorough and theoretical introduction to the study of Women and Politics, while also meeting the growing demand for higher education to play a more prominent role in bolstering students' political interest, ambition and efficacy"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women Political activity
Leadership in women

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Why Don′t Women Rule the World? : Understanding Women′s Civic and Political Choices
Why Don′t Women Rule the World? : Understanding Women′s Civic and Political Choices
by Strachan, J. Cherie; Poloni-Staudinger, Lori M.; Jenkins, Shannon L.; Ortbals, Candice D.
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Why Don′t Women Rule the World? : Understanding Women′s Civic and Political Choices

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
About the Authorsp. xix
Chapter 1Why Don't Women Rule the World?p. 1
    The Creation of Patriarchyp. 4
    Reification and the Social Construction of Realityp. 21
    Conclusionp. 34
    Plan of the Bookp. 35
    Review Questionsp. 38
    Ambition Activitiesp. 39
    Key Wordsp. 41
    Referencesp. 42
Chapter 2History of Women in Politicsp. 49
    Colonial Historyp. 50
    The First Wavep. 54
    The Second Wavep. 59
    The Third Wavep. 70
    Conclusionp. 78
    Review Questionsp. 79
    Ambition Activitiesp. 80
    Key Wordsp. 82
    Referencesp. 82
Chapter 3Public Opinionp. 89
    How Individuals Form Opinions About Gender Issuesp. 92
    How Sex Influences Public Opinionp. 106
    Partisan Preferences and Voting Behaviorp. 120
    Conclusionp. 124
    Review Questionsp. 125
    Ambition Activitiesp. 126
    Key Wordsp. 127
    Referencesp. 128
Chapter 4Political Ambitionp. 145
    Promoting Women's Access and Ambitionp. 151
    Gender Socialization and Political Ambitionp. 155
    Traditional Family Role Orientationsp. 163
    The Masculinized Ethos of Politicsp. 167
    Women's Gendered Psychep. 169
    Conclusionp. 177
    Review Questionsp. 178
    Ambition Activitiesp. 178
    Key Wordsp. 181
    Referencesp. 182
Chapter 5When Women Runp. 197
    When and Where Women Candidates Emergep. 198
    Campaign Financep. 211
    Women as Candidates in 2018p. 215
    Dismantling the Masculine Ethos of Politics in 2018 and Beyondp. 220
    Conclusionp. 227
    Review Questionsp. 228
    Ambition Activitiesp. 229
    Key Wordsp. 232
    Referencesp. 232
Chapter 6Women in Legislaturesp. 245
    Women's Representation in Legislatures Around the Worldp. 246
    Theories of Representationp. 253
    The Effect of Women's Representation in Legislative Bodiesp. 256
    The Behavior of Individual Women Legislatorsp. 257
    Women as Institutional Leadersp. 260
    Effects Outside the Institutionp. 262
    How to Increase the Number of Women in Legislative Officep. 267
    Conclusionp. 276
    Review Questionsp. 277
    Ambition Activitiesp. 277
    Key Wordsp. 280
    Referencesp. 281
Chapter 7Women in the Executivep. 293
    Patriarchy, Military Masculinity, and Executive Stereotypesp. 294
    Gender Stereotypes in Leadership and the Presidency: Public Support and Mediap. 296
    Descriptive Representation in Parts of the Executivep. 307
    Women in Cabinets: The United States and in Comparative Perspectivep. 314
    Women's Policy Agenciesp. 320
    Women in State and Local Institutionsp. 325
    Substantive and Symbolic Representation in Executive Institutionsp. 331
    Conclusionp. 336
    Review Questionsp. 337
    Ambition Activitiesp. 337
    Key Wordsp. 339
    Referencesp. 339
Chapter 8Women in the Judiciaryp. 353
    Women as Lawyers and in Law Schoolp. 355
    Women as Public Legal Officialsp. 358
    The Impact of Women in the Judicial Branchp. 367
    The Effect of the Courts on Women's Livesp. 374
    Increasing the Representation of Women in the Judicial Branchp. 377
    Conclusionp. 380
    Review Questionsp. 386
    Ambition Activitiesp. 387
    Key Wordsp. 388
    Referencesp. 388
Chapter 9Women in Social Movementsp. 401
    Interest Groups, Social Movements, and Social Movement Organizationsp. 407
    Challenges for Women's and Feminist Movementsp. 430
    Conclusion: Intersectional Resistance in the Post-Trump Erap. 435
    Review Questionsp. 436
    Ambition Activitiesp. 437
    Key Wordsp. 438
    Referencesp. 439
Chapter 10Conclusionp. 449
    The First Step: Admit That Patriarchy Existsp. 449
    The Second Step: Listen to Women's Complaints and Take Their Anger Seriouslyp. 450
    The Third Step: Understand the Roots of Women's Angerp. 452
    The Fourth Step: Monitor Progress and Backlash to Establish Prioritiesp. 468
    The Fifth Step: Decide What to Do and Actp. 477
    Review Questionsp. 480
    Ambition Activityp. 481
    Key Wordsp. 481
    Referencesp. 481
Appendicesp. 489
Appendix 1    Conducting Interviewsp. 489
Appendix 2    Comparisonp. 491
Indexp. 493
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