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Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics Paperback – November 16, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0521734479 ISBN-10: 0521734479 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (November 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521734479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521734479
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,155,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The new edition of this textbook describes the role of gender in the American electoral process through the 2008 elections. Tailored for courses on women and politics, elections, and gender politics, it strikes a balance between highlighting the most important developments for women as voters and candidates in the 2008 elections and providing a deeper analysis of the ways that gender has helped shape electoral politics in the United States.

About the Author

Susan J. Carroll is Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. She is the author of Women as Candidates in American Politics (Second Edition, 1994) and editor of The Impact of Women in Public Office (2001) and Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions (2003).

Richard L. Fox is Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. His research examines how gender affects voting behavior, state executive elections, congressional elections, and political ambition. He is the author of Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections (1997) and co-author of Tabloid Justice: The Criminal Justice System in the Age of Media Frenzy (2001). He is also co-author, with Jennifer Lawless, of It Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

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Susan J. Carroll is Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Her writings focus on women's political participation in the United States, including work on women candidates, voters, elected officials, and political appointees. A nationally recognized expert on gender and politics, Carroll is frequently called upon to offer press commentary on women's participation as candidates, voters, and public officials.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Suissa on February 12, 2010
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I read this book for my master's thesis that I am writing this semester. It had a lot of valuable information about the 2008 election, and the candidacies of Clinton and Palin and how they were able to impact female voters. It reviews the glass ceiling, the gender gap, mobilization strategies that were put into effect by each candidate, and also has a lot of good info about specific cohorts of women and how they voted, including Latina women and African American women. There is info about women voting trends in Congressional elections, as well as how advertising and the media impacted the outcome of the election. All in all, the book touches on a number of variables that had a direct effect on the outcome of the 2008 election, and I highly recommend it for those who are conducting research in this area of political science.
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