Women, Elections, and Representation (Second Edition, Revised) (Women and Politics)

By: Darcy, R.; Welch, Susan; Clark, Janet

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The first women representatives in the United States were elected in 1894 when Colorado votes sent three women to the state legislature. Now, a century later, women almost everywhere are the majority of voters but a distinct minority of elected officials. This discrepancy is a puzzle for those who thought democratic institutions would incorporate newly enfranchised women, and a problem for those working to expand democratic representation.

Darcy, Welch, and Clark examine women candidates and candidacies in the United States and several other democratic nations. Their careful analysis reveals that male voters and political elites are not the barriers to women's election that common wisdom suggests. Instead, they find that a party's ability to determine candidate selection, along with election procedures that benefit incumbents, produces slow turnover of elected officials and few opportunities for new women candidates. In addition, the authors analyze nomination procedures and election systems to document both the conditions that lead political parties to nominate more women and the mechanisms that yield more victories by women candidates.

"Women, Elections, and Representation" is an extensively revised and expanded edition of a successful text that provides a thorough and up-to-date account of research on women and politics.

Title: Women, Elections, and Representation (Second Edition, Revised) (Women and Politics)

Author Name: Darcy, R.; Welch, Susan; Clark, Janet

Categories: Political Science,

Edition: 2

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803265972

ISBN Number 13: 9780803265974

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803265972Z2

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