By Barbara Palmer,Dennis Simon
Why has the combination of girls into Congress been so sluggish? Is there a "political glass ceiling" for girls? even though ladies use an identical strategic calculations as males to make a decision while to run, the choice relating to the place to run is anything else. whereas redistricting has more and more safe incumbents, it additionally has the unintentional end result of shaping the possibilities for girl applicants. The political geography and socio-economic profile of districts that select ladies range considerably from districts that go with males. With facts on over 10,000 elections and 30,000 applicants from 1916 to the current, Palmer and Simon discover how method and the ability of incumbency have an effect on women’s judgements to run for office.
Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling is the main entire research of ladies in congressional elections on hand. the second one version is absolutely up-to-date to mirror the pivotal 2006 mid-term elections, together with Nancy Pelosi’s upward thrust to Speaker of the home, Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, and a checklist variety of ladies serving as committee chairs. also, the authors have created an internet site, came upon at politicsandwomen.com, to spotlight key gains of the booklet and supply updates in the course of the election cycle.
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Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling: Women and Congressional Elections (Women in American Politics) by Barbara Palmer,Dennis Simon