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The CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics
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.
The CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics is published by the University of Michigan Press in association with CAWP.Books in the Series
- The Paradox of Gender Equality: How American Women's Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice - Kristin A. Goss, assistant professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University (2012)
Drawing on original research, Kristin A. 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. She examines how women's civic place has changed over time, how the range of issue agendas has shifted significantly and substantively, how public policy has driven change, and why all of these things matter for women and American democracy.
- When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups -
S. Laurel Weldon, professor of Political Science, Purdue University
What role do social movements play in a democracy? 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. For more information, see the series website.