The Right Women: Republican Party Activists, Candidates, and Legislators, 1st Edition

  • Malliga Och
  • Shauna L. Shames
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  • ISBN-10: 1440851638
  • ISBN-13: 9781440851636
  • DDC: 305.42
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 265 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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A powerful exploration of the role of women in the Republican Party that enhances readers' understanding of gender representation in the GOP and suggests solutions to address the partisan gender gap.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Gender Matters in U.S. Politics.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Activists and Ideology.
1: The Grand Old Party of 2016: No Longer a Party of Old White Men?.
2: Gendering Republican Party Culture.
3: Women in the Tea Party and the GOP: A Natural Alliance?.
4: Republican Women, Then and Now: Ideological Changes in Congressional Candidates from 1980 to 2012.
Elections and Candidates.
5: Higher Hurdles for Republican Women: Ideology, Inattention, and Infrastructure.
6: A Run for Their Money: Republican Women’s Hard Road to Campaign Funding.
7: Republican Women in the 2016 Election: Progress or Same Old Patterns?.
State Legislators.
8: Why So Few Republican Women in State Legislatures? The Causes and Consequences.
9: Moving Up or Getting Out: The Career Patterns of Republican Women State Legislators.
10: From the Republican Revolution to the Tea Party Wave: Republican Women and the Politics of Women’s Issues.
11: Republican Female Lawmakers’ Contributions to Legislative Debates in the 113th U.S. Congress.
12: Republican Party Politics, Women’s Electoral Fortunes, and the Myth of Gender Neutrality.
Glossary of Key Terms.
About the Editors and Contributors.