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How do female municipal leaders influence policymaking in American cities? Can gender determine who gets a say in local politics or what programs cities fund? These are some of the questions raised and answered in Mirya Holman's provocative Women in Politics in the American City.
 
This book provides the first comprehensive evaluation of the influence of gender on the behavior of mayors and city council members in the United States. Holman considers the effects of gender in local, urban politics and analyzes how a leader's gender does-and does not-influence policy preferences, processes, behavior, and outcomes.
 
Holman effectively uses original survey data to evaluate policy attitudes, combined with observations of city council meetings and interviews with leaders and community members. In doing so, she demonstrates the importance of considering the gender of leaders in local office.
 
Women in Politics in the American City emphasizes that the involvement of women in local politics does matter and that it has significant consequences for urban policy as well as state and local democracy. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. 1 /Urban Government, Democracy,and the Representation of Genderin the United States
  2. pp. 14-38
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  1. 2 /She Says, He Says
  2. pp. 39-56
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  1. 3 /Gender, Power, and Policy Makingin American Cities
  2. pp. 57-77
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  1. 4 /The More Democratic Sex?
  2. pp. 78-101
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  1. 5 /Sex and the City
  2. pp. 102-117
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  1. 6 /For the Good and the Bad of the City
  2. pp. 118-131
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 132-149
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781439911723
Related ISBN
9781439911709
MARC Record
OCLC
894790353
Pages
210
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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