How the Public Evaluates Women Candidates
First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 208 pages
Print ISBN: 9780813398419 • $40.00 USD • $98.99 CAN
Courses: American Government, American Political Behavior, Campaigns and Elections, Dilemmas in American Politics Series, Gender and Politics, Political Parties and Interest Groups, Political Science, US Civil Rights and Liberties
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Kathleen Dolan received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland in 1991. She is associate professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of elections, public opinion, and gender politics.
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“Women running for public office is no longer and oddity in American political life and Kathleen Dolan in Voting for Women provides the most extensive analysis to date in support of the coming of political age of women candidates in the minds of voters. Her comprehensive analysis of individual level data from survey research on elections to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate from 1990 through 2000 in which women were candidates shows that their sex is not the primary factor voters relate to in making their voting decisions. The context of particular elections influences the extent to which gender is a factor. The findings of her research will be central to any future work on women as candidates for public office and as political leaders.”
— Barbara Burrell, Associate Director, Public Opinion Laboratory and Associate Professor of Political Science, Northern Illinois University
“Finally a book that rigorously examines the dynamics of electoral support for women in a readable way.”
— Virginia Sapiro, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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