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The Resource It takes a candidate : why women don't run for office, Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox, (electronic resource)

It takes a candidate : why women don't run for office, Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox, (electronic resource)

Label
It takes a candidate : why women don't run for office
Title
It takes a candidate
Title remainder
why women don't run for office
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox
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Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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1975-
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Lawless, Jennifer L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fox, Richard Logan
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Women
  • Political participation
  • Women political candidates
  • Women
  • Sex role
Label
It takes a candidate : why women don't run for office, Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511790898
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Electoral politics : still a man's world? -- Representation, equality, and the study of gender in electoral politics -- Traditional gender socialization in the context of U.S. politics : the central argument and its implications -- Traditional family role orientations -- Masculinized ethos -- Gendered psyche -- Organization of the book -- 2. Explaining women's emergence in the political arena -- Women and elective politics : the numbers -- Existing explanations for women's underrepresentation -- Societal rejection and cultural evolution : the discrimination explanation -- Institutional inertia : the incumbency explanation -- The candidate eligibility pool : the pipeline explanation -- The missing piece : developing a theory of gender and political ambition -- The citizen political ambition study -- 3. The gender gap in political ambition -- Very much the same : gender, political participation, and political interest -- Very much different : gender and political ambition -- Stage one : considering a candidacy -- Stage two : deciding to enter the first race -- The "winnowing effect" -- The gender gap in elective office preferences -- Conclusion -- 4. Barefoot, pregnant, and holding a law degree : family dynamics and running for office -- Raised to be a candidate? -- Eligible candidates' family structure and roles -- Wife, mother, and candidate? : family roles as impediments to political ambition -- Are times changing? : generational differences in political ambition -- Conclusion -- 5. Gender, party, and political recruitment -- Eligible candidates' political attitudes and partisanship -- Who gets asked to run for office? -- Political recruitment and considering a candidacy -- Conclusion -- 6. "I'm just not qualified" : gendered self-perceptions of candidate viability -- The impact of self-perceived qualifications on political ambition -- Explanations for the gender gap in self-perceived qualifications -- The sexist environment -- Gender differences in defining political qualifications -- Different yardsticks for gauging political qualifications -- Conclusion -- 7. Taking the plunge : deciding to run for office -- Why would anyone run for office? : negative perceptions of the electoral environment and campaign process -- Gender and the decision to enter a race -- A side note on political culture and "structural" factors -- Prospective interest in running for office -- Conclusion -- 8. Gender and the future of electoral politics -- Summarizing the findings and forecasting women's representation -- Recasting the study of gender and elections -- Appendix A. The citizen political ambition study sample design and data collection -- Appendix B. The survey -- Appendix C. The interview questionnaire -- Appendix D. Variable coding
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CR9780511790898
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521857451
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)68045468
Label
It takes a candidate : why women don't run for office, Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511790898
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Electoral politics : still a man's world? -- Representation, equality, and the study of gender in electoral politics -- Traditional gender socialization in the context of U.S. politics : the central argument and its implications -- Traditional family role orientations -- Masculinized ethos -- Gendered psyche -- Organization of the book -- 2. Explaining women's emergence in the political arena -- Women and elective politics : the numbers -- Existing explanations for women's underrepresentation -- Societal rejection and cultural evolution : the discrimination explanation -- Institutional inertia : the incumbency explanation -- The candidate eligibility pool : the pipeline explanation -- The missing piece : developing a theory of gender and political ambition -- The citizen political ambition study -- 3. The gender gap in political ambition -- Very much the same : gender, political participation, and political interest -- Very much different : gender and political ambition -- Stage one : considering a candidacy -- Stage two : deciding to enter the first race -- The "winnowing effect" -- The gender gap in elective office preferences -- Conclusion -- 4. Barefoot, pregnant, and holding a law degree : family dynamics and running for office -- Raised to be a candidate? -- Eligible candidates' family structure and roles -- Wife, mother, and candidate? : family roles as impediments to political ambition -- Are times changing? : generational differences in political ambition -- Conclusion -- 5. Gender, party, and political recruitment -- Eligible candidates' political attitudes and partisanship -- Who gets asked to run for office? -- Political recruitment and considering a candidacy -- Conclusion -- 6. "I'm just not qualified" : gendered self-perceptions of candidate viability -- The impact of self-perceived qualifications on political ambition -- Explanations for the gender gap in self-perceived qualifications -- The sexist environment -- Gender differences in defining political qualifications -- Different yardsticks for gauging political qualifications -- Conclusion -- 7. Taking the plunge : deciding to run for office -- Why would anyone run for office? : negative perceptions of the electoral environment and campaign process -- Gender and the decision to enter a race -- A side note on political culture and "structural" factors -- Prospective interest in running for office -- Conclusion -- 8. Gender and the future of electoral politics -- Summarizing the findings and forecasting women's representation -- Recasting the study of gender and elections -- Appendix A. The citizen political ambition study sample design and data collection -- Appendix B. The survey -- Appendix C. The interview questionnaire -- Appendix D. Variable coding
Control code
CR9780511790898
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521857451
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)68045468

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