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Gender and Elections (Second Edition)
Co-edited by CAWP Senior Scholar Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox, Associate Professor of Political Science, Loyola Marymount University (Cambridge University Press, November 2009)
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This second edition of Gender and Elections offers a systematic, lively, multi-faceted account of the role of gender in the American electoral process through the 2008 elections. Timely yet enduring, the book strikes a balance between highlighting the most important recent developments for women as voters and candidates and providing a more long-term, in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender shapes the U.S. electoral process. Individual chapters demonstrate the importance of gender in understanding and interpreting presidential elections, voter participation and turnout, voting choices, congressional elections, the participation of African American women, the support of political parties and women's organizations, candidates communications with voters, and state elections. Without question, Gender and Elections, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the role of gender in American electoral politics.
Contributors to Gender and Elections, Second Edition:
Barbara Burrell, Northern Illinois University
Dianne Bystrom, Iowa State University
Susan J. Carroll, Rutgers University
Kelly Dittmar, Rutgers University
Georgia Duerst-Lahti, Beloit College
Richard L. Fox, Loyola Marymount University
Susan A. MacManus, University of South Florida
Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University
Christine Marie Sierra, University of New Mexico
Wendy G. Smooth, Ohio State University
About the Editors
Susan J. Carroll is Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. She is the author of Women as Candidates in American Politics (Second Edition, 1994) and editor of The Impact of Women in Public Office (2001) and Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions (2003).
Richard L. Fox is Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. His research examines how gender affects voting behavior, state executive elections, congressional elections, and political ambition. He is the author of Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections (1997) and co-author of Tabloid Justice: The Criminal Justice System in the Age of Media Frenzy (2001). He is also co-author (with Jennifer Lawless) of It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office, Revised and Expanded Edition (Cambridge University Press, 2010).