New Jersey Research

Research

  • Preparedness Meets Opportunity: Women's Increased Representation in the New Jersey Legislature

    by Susan Carroll and Kelly Dittmar
    Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
    July 2012, 40 pages

    This paper examines the factors that account for the rapid rise in the number of women legislators in New Jersey, focusing primarily on the time period from 2004 through 2011. Central to the analysis is the question of what it would take to bring about enduring change in a political system characterized by a strong, male-dominated party system like that found in New Jersey.

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    New Jersey
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    CAWP Scholar
    Political Parties
    Candidate Recruitment
    State Legislature
  • Equality Deferred: Women Candidates for the New Jersey Assembly 1920-1993

    by Richard P. and Katheryne McCormick 
    Center for American Women and Politics, 1994, 49 pages 

    This report explores the history of women's candidacies for the New Jersey Assembly and analyzes some of the reasons for the status of women as office-seekers in the state. 

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    New Jersey
    Research
    Candidates and Campaigns
    Candidate Recruitment
    State Legislature
  • Female Suffrage in New Jersey, 1790-1807

    Book chapter by Irwin N. Gertzog, Allegheny College
    Women, Politics, and the Constitution, Naomi B. Lynn, ed.
    The Haworth Press, September 1990

    Conventional descriptions of how New Jersey women secured the right to vote in the late eighteenth century, and of the extent to which they took advantage of that right, tend to be incomplete. Moreover, the subsequent disenfranchisement of women was not principally a product of corruption in an 1807 Essec County referendum, as some maintain, as much as it was the result of a shift in the balance of power within the state.

    Book Chapter
    New Jersey
    Research
  • Getting Women Appointed: New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition

    by Kathy A. Stanwick
    Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1984, 20 pages

    This monograph documents the formation and activities in 1981 and 1982 of New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition for Women's Appointments, an ad hoc group organized after CAWP convened a meeting of politically active women to discuss how to get more women appointed to state-level posts.

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    New Jersey
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    Women Political Appointees
  • Lobbying in New Jersey


    This instructional handbook from 1978 describes the process of lobbying within a state legislative framework, listing resources from that time necessary to plan and carry out an effective lobbying campaign and explaining the legal requirements surrounding advocacy when the handbook was written. 

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    New Jersey
    Research
    Civic and Political Activism