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The Resource Gender, race, and office holding in the United States : representation at the intersections, Becki Scola

Gender, race, and office holding in the United States : representation at the intersections, Becki Scola

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Gender, race, and office holding in the United States : representation at the intersections
Title
Gender, race, and office holding in the United States
Title remainder
representation at the intersections
Statement of responsibility
Becki Scola
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis, there are observable variations in the rate by state at which women are elected to state legislative office. Scholars have noted an additional variation in women office holders: that women of color serve at higher rates than white women. Becki Scola's book provides an explanation for these two interrelated puzzles on electoral gender gaps. She examines the factors surrounding the uneven proportional distribution of female legislators, and then explores why gender appears to be an advantage for women of color office holders. Building on a model of institutional influence, her analysis proposes that some institutional structures at the state level "demand" that women to run for office while others do not. She suggests that in states where institutional structures signal their openness to female candidates, there are more likely to be higher percentages of female legislators. Scola also finds that across time, the variables that are important for predicting women's office holding across the states are different for white women and women of color. White women are significantly more likely to be present in legislatures of states that have higher levels of liberal ideology, that are designated as Moralistic, and that have less professionalized legislatures. States with lower per capita income, lower female disadvantage, and higher percentages of non-white populations are associated with higher percentages of women of color legislators. The first book-length study to analyze how race informs gender in terms of patterns of office holding, Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States provides insight into both underrepresentation in general as well as the underlying dynamics of representation within specific groups of women"--
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Scola, Becki,
Dewey number
320.082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in American politics and governance
Series volume
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women legislators
  • Minority legislators
  • Legislative bodies
  • Representative government and representation
  • Women
  • Political culture
Label
Gender, race, and office holding in the United States : representation at the intersections, Becki Scola
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-161) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction : the puzzle of legislative service by women of color -- 2. Geographical variation, the gender gap, and intersecting theories of representation -- 3. Mapping the terrain : descriptive representation at the intersection of gender and race/ethnicity -- 4. Geographical variation at the intersection -- 5. Gender gaps at the intersection -- 6. Conclusion : representation at the intersections
Control code
ocn870835937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 167 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135010447
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870835937
Label
Gender, race, and office holding in the United States : representation at the intersections, Becki Scola
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-161) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction : the puzzle of legislative service by women of color -- 2. Geographical variation, the gender gap, and intersecting theories of representation -- 3. Mapping the terrain : descriptive representation at the intersection of gender and race/ethnicity -- 4. Geographical variation at the intersection -- 5. Gender gaps at the intersection -- 6. Conclusion : representation at the intersections
Control code
ocn870835937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 167 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135010447
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870835937

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