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Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future

Sue Thomas and Clyde Wilcox


The third edition of Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future offers the latest research on women as candidates and office holders in the United States. The book features a comprehensive look at where women have stood in history, what brought them to this point, and their prospects in the 21st century. To do so, it offers analysis on local, state, and federal levels and illuminates the diversity of women office holders’ experiences and circumstances. This edition expands previous offerings to include the latest political events and research, such as chapters on Hillary Rodham Clint ... More

Keywords: Women candidates, Women office holders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199328734
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328734.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Thomas, editor
Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation (PIRE)

Clyde Wilcox, editor
Georgetown University

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1 Introduction

Sue Thomas

3 Voter Attitudes, Behaviors, and Women Candidates

Timothy R. Lynch, and Kathleen Dolan

4 The Race for the Presidency: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Regina G. Lawrence, and Melody Rose

5 Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Female Political Figures

Moana Vercoe, Randall Gonzalez, and Jean Reith Schroedel

6 Women and Campaigns

Rebekah Herrick, and Jeanette Morehouse Mendez

9 Female Governors and Gubernatorial Candidates

Valerie R. O’Regan, and Stephen J. Stambough

13 Judicial Women

Sally J. Kenney

14 Indelible Effects: The Impact of Women of Color in the U.S. Congress

Lisa GarciÁ Bedolla, Katherine Tate, and Janelle Wong

15 Lesbian Candidates and Officeholders

Donald P. Haider-Markel, and Chelsie Lynn Moore Bright

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