The CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics

Published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP.

Series Editors
Susan J. Carroll
, Senior Scholar, CAWP and Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University 
Kira Sanbonmatsu, Senior Scholar, CAWP and  Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

The CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics publishes innovative work on gender and politics. The editors invite manuscripts that push the boundaries of current thinking about the intersection of gender and politics; that demonstrate the centrality of gender to our understanding of American democracy; that are attentive to linkages among theory, empirical analysis, and political practice; and that study under-represented groups and under-researched topics within the field of women and politics. They encourage work that recognizes how other categories of analysis, including race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality, help to constitute and inform gender politics. The series is open to a variety of methodological approaches and favors projects that employ multiple or innovative methods.







  • Who Runs? The Masculine Advantage in Candidate Emergence



    by Sarah Oliver, Towson University and Meredith Conroy, California State University, San Bernadino
    University of Michigan Press, 2020, 168 pages

    This book is part of the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP. Meredith Conroy and Sarah Oliver focus on the candidate emergence process (recruitment, perceived qualifications, and ambition), and investigate the affects of individuals’ gender personality on these variables to improve theories of women’s underrepresentation in government. 

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    Candidates and Campaigns
    Candidate Recruitment






  • The Paradox of Gender Equality: How American Women's Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice



    (New edition, with a new preface)
    by Kristin A. Goss,  Duke University (2020)
    University of Michigan Press, 2020, 264 pages

    This book is part of the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP. Kristin A. Goss examines how women’s civic place has changed over the span of more than 120 years, how public policy has driven these changes, and why these changes matter for women and American democracy. 

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  • The Political Consequences of Motherhood



    by Jill S. Greenlee, assistant professor of politics, Brandeis University
    University of Michigan Press, 2014, 304 pages

    This book is part of the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP. Greenlee investigates the complex relationship between motherhood and women's political attitudes.

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  • The Changing Face of Representation: The Gender of U.S. Senators and Constituent Communications



    by Kim L. Fridkin and Patrick J. Kenney, Arizona State University
    University of Michigan Press, 2014, 256 pages

    This book is part of the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP. Fridkin and Kenney examine in detail senators' official websites,  press releases and local news stories, as well as surveys of citizens to discern constituents' attitudes about their senators.    

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    Candidates and Campaigns
    Impact of Women Public Officials
    Congress






  • Gender in Campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives



     by Barbara Burrell, professor emeritus, Northern Illinois University
    University of Michigan Press, 2014, 296 pages

    This book is part of the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP. Barbara Burrell presents a comprehensive comparative examination of men's and women's candidacies for the U.S. House of Representatives in elections from 1994 through 2012. 

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    Congress






  • The Paradox of Gender Equality: How American Women's Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice



    by Kristin A. Goss, assistant professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University
    University of Michigan Press, 2012, 256 pages

    This book is part of the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP. Goss charts the scope and trajectory of American women's policy agendas and collective engagement in public policy-making from the 19th-century suffrage movement through the present day.
     

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  • When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups



    by S. Laurel Weldon, professor of Political Science, Purdue University
    University of Michigan Press, 2011, 244 pages

    This book is part of the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP. Political theorist S. Laurel Weldon demonstrates that social movements provide a hitherto unrecognized form of democratic representation, and thus offer a significant potential for deepening democracy and overcoming social conflict. 

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