Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics

Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics

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The fourth edition of Gender and Elections offers a systematic, lively, multi-faceted account of the role of gender in the electoral process through the 2016 elections. This timely, yet enduring, volume strikes a balance between highlighting the most important development for women as voters and candidates in the 2016 elections and providing a more long-term, in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender has helped shape the contours and outcomes of electoral politics in the United States. Individual chapters demonstrate the importance of gender in understanding and interpreting presidential elections, presidential and vice-presidential candidacies, voter participation and turnout, voting choices, congressional elections, the political involvement of Latinas, the participation of African American women, the support of political parties and women's organizations, candidate communications with voters, and state elections. Without question, Gender and Elections is the most comprehensive, reliable, and trustworthy resource on the role of gender in electoral politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108417518
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/18/2018
Edition description: 4th ed.
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Susan J. Carroll is professor of political science at Rutgers University and senior scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Most recently, she is co-author of More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to State Legislatures (with Kira Sanbonmatsu, 2013). Earlier books include Women as Candidates in American Politics (2nd edition, 1994); Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions (2003); and The Impact of Women in Public Office (2001).

Richard L. Fox is professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University, California. His research examines how gender affects voting behavior, state executive elections, congressional elections, and political ambition. Most recently he is co-author of Women, Men and US Politics: Ten Big Questions (2017). Other books include Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics (2015), and It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office (Cambridge, 2nd edition, 2010).

Table of Contents

Introduction: gender and electoral politics in the twenty-first century Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox; 1. Presidential elections: gendered space and the case of 2016 Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Madison Oakley; 2. Disrupting masculine dominance? Women as presidential and vice-presidential contenders Kelly Dittmar; 3. Voter participation and turnout: the political generational divide among women deepens Susan A. MacManus; 4. Voting choices: the significance of women voters and the gender gap Susan J. Carroll; 5. Trumpeando Latinas/os: race, gender, immigration and the role of Latinas/os Anna Sampaio; 6. African American women and electoral politics: the core of the new American electorate Wendy G. Smooth; 7. Congressional elections: women's candidacies and the road to gender parity Richard L. Fox; 8. Political parties and women's organizations: bringing women in to the electoral arena Barbara Burrell; 9. Gender and communication on the campaign trail: media coverage, advertising, and online outreach Dianne Bystrom; 10. Women's election to office in the fifty states: opportunities and challenges Kira Sanbonmatsu.

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