Political Parties

Addressing varied aspects of women’s engagement with political parties as candidates, officeholders and voters. 

  • “Partisan Dynamics of the Gender Gap among State Legislators”

    by Susan J. Carroll
    Spectrum: The Journal of State Government (Fall 2002) 

    Overall, women state legislators today are more liberal in their political ideology and policy attitudes than their male colleagues. Today’s gender gap is due more to the disproportionate number of Democrats among women legislators. The greatest change over time has taken place among Republican women representatives, who are more conservative and more like their male counterparts. 

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    Political Parties
    State Legislature
  • "Political Parties and the Recruitment of Women to State Legislatures"

    by Kira Sanbonmatsu
    Journal of Politics 2002, Volume 64 (August)

    This article analyzes the role of political parties in shaping women's representation across the U.S. states. 

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    Political Parties
    Candidate Recruitment
    State Legislature
  • 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. 

    Report
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    CAWP Scholar
    Political Parties
    Civic and Political Activism
    Candidate Recruitment
    Women Political Appointees
    Impact of Women Public Officials