Impact of Women Public Officials

"The Politics of Difference: Women Public Officials as Agents of Change"

by Susan J. Carroll
Stanford Law and Policy Review, Spring 1994

Because women bring a different set of life experiences into the political arena that affects their behavior as public officials, voters have good reason to view women politicians as agents of change.
 

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Findings at a Glance: Impact of Women in Public Office

Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 8 pages
 

A summary report on the information from the Impact of Women in Public Office series. 

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State Legislature

Reshaping the Agenda: Women in State Legislatures

by Debra L. Dodson and Susan J. Carroll
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 122 pages

This report examines gender differences among state legislators in their policy views, actions, and perspectives on the legislative process. 

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Gender and Policymaking: Studies of Women in Office

Ed. Debra L. Dodson 
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 133 pages

This collection of essays investigates the impact of elected and appointed women officeholders at the local, state, and national levels.

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Women Political Appointees
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Local

The Impact of Women in Public Office: An Overview

by Debra L. Dodson, Susan J. Carroll, and Ruth B. Mandel
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 32 pages

This report highlights and summarizes selected findings from CAWP's study of women state legislators and from the eleven CAWP-sponsored studies of women officeholders' impact conducted by individual scholars. 

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Women, Black, and Hispanic State Elected Leaders: The 1990 Symposium on the State of the States

Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
1991, 106 pages

In December 1990, more than sixty statewide officials, state legislators, other practitioners and scholars gathered for the fourth annual State of the States symposium. The symposium focused on the problems and possibilities that exist for women, Black and Hispanic elected officials. Issues discussed included campaigning and elections, changing political institutions, shaping state policy, and achieving leadership positions. Workshop summaries and participating scholars' papers are included in the report. 

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Women of Color in Politics
Statewide Executive
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Elected Women Organize: Statewide Associations

by Wendy S. Strimling 
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1986, 40 pages 

This report examines the status of statewide associations of elected women in twelve states. The associations bring women together across party lines and from all levels of office.

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Impact of Women Public Officials

Political Women Tell What It Takes

by Kathy A. Stanwick
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
1983, 37 pages

This report focuses on the roles that political parties, women's organizations, and individual women have played in recruiting and supporting women candidates and appointees. 

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Political Parties
Impact of Women Public Officials
Women Political Appointees

Women Make a Difference

Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1983, 48 pages 

The report outlines steps which may be taken to expand women's participation in politics, focusing on those findings which are relevant and useful for women interested in seeking public office and for people who conduct programs to increase women's numbers in public life.

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