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The Resource Representation : the case of women, edited by Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

Representation : the case of women, edited by Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

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Representation : the case of women
Title
Representation
Title remainder
the case of women
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edited by Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson
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Language
eng
Summary
"While there is a vast literature on women's political interests, there is hardly any consensus about what constitutes "women's interests" or how scholars should approach studying them. Representation can occur in various venues or by various actors, but, due to power imbalances across political groups, it is not always realized in any substantive way. The essays in this book constitute a broad and geographically comparative move toward defining new and unified theoretical orientations to studying representation among women. Representation involves not only getting group members into government, but also articulating group interests and translating those interests into policy. Because competing groups have different policy preferences and act out of self-interest, representation of historically marginalized groups is a contentious, contingent process that is likely to ebb and flow. The book begins with a theoretical positioning of the meaning of women's interests, issues and preferences. It considers the need to add nuance to how we conceive of and study intersectionality and the dangers of stretching the meaning of substantive representation. It then looks at descriptive representation in political parties, high courts, and legislatures, as well as how definitions of "interest" affect who represents women in legislatures and social movements. The book concludes by suggesting testable propositions and avenues for future research to enhance understanding about representation of women and of other historically under-represented groups. Chapters include cases from the United States, Latin America, Western Europe and Africa"--
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non fiction
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  • Escobar-Lemmon, Maria C.,
  • Taylor-Robinson, Michelle M.,
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  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Women
  • Representative government and representation
  • Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • Democracy
  • Representative government and representation
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women's rights
Label
Representation : the case of women, edited by Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-271) and index
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Contents
Chapter 1 : Dilemmas in the Meaning and Measurement of Representation / Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson -- Part I: Representation: Theoretical Aspects -- Chapter 2 : Plotting the Path from One to the Other: Women's Interests and Political Representation / Karen Beckwith -- Chapter 3 : Intersectional Representation or Representing Intersectionality? Reshaping Empirical Analysis of Intersectionality / Ange-Marie Hancock -- Chapter 4 : Representing Women: Defining Substantive Representation of Women / Drude Dahlerup -- Part II: Representation: Gaining Presence in Politics -- Chapter 5 : The Effect of Preferential Voting on Women's Representation / Richard E. Matland and Emelie Lilliefeldt -- Chapter 6 : Gender, High Courts, and Ideas about Representation in Western Europe / Valerie Hoekstra, Miki Caul Kittilson, and Elizabeth Andrews Bond -- Chapter 7 : Political Inclusion and Representation of Afrodescendant Women in Latin America / Mala Htun -- Part III: Representation: Securing Women's Interests in Policy -- Chapter 8 : How Civil Society Represents Women: Feminists, Catholics, and Mobilization Strategies in Africa / Alice J. Kang -- Chapter 9 : Unpacking Women's Issues: Gender and Policymaking on Health Care, Education, and Women's Health in the US Senate / Michele L. Swers -- Chapter 10 : Representing Women's Interests and Intersections of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in US State Legislatures / Beth Reingold and Kerry L. Haynie -- Chapter 11 : Representing Women: Empirical Insights from Legislatures and Cabinets in Latin America / Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson -- Part IV: Representation: Women and Beyond -- Chapter 12 : Does Presence Produce Representation of Interests? / Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson
Control code
878224597
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780199340101
Lccn
2014010196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)878224597
Label
Representation : the case of women, edited by Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 : Dilemmas in the Meaning and Measurement of Representation / Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson -- Part I: Representation: Theoretical Aspects -- Chapter 2 : Plotting the Path from One to the Other: Women's Interests and Political Representation / Karen Beckwith -- Chapter 3 : Intersectional Representation or Representing Intersectionality? Reshaping Empirical Analysis of Intersectionality / Ange-Marie Hancock -- Chapter 4 : Representing Women: Defining Substantive Representation of Women / Drude Dahlerup -- Part II: Representation: Gaining Presence in Politics -- Chapter 5 : The Effect of Preferential Voting on Women's Representation / Richard E. Matland and Emelie Lilliefeldt -- Chapter 6 : Gender, High Courts, and Ideas about Representation in Western Europe / Valerie Hoekstra, Miki Caul Kittilson, and Elizabeth Andrews Bond -- Chapter 7 : Political Inclusion and Representation of Afrodescendant Women in Latin America / Mala Htun -- Part III: Representation: Securing Women's Interests in Policy -- Chapter 8 : How Civil Society Represents Women: Feminists, Catholics, and Mobilization Strategies in Africa / Alice J. Kang -- Chapter 9 : Unpacking Women's Issues: Gender and Policymaking on Health Care, Education, and Women's Health in the US Senate / Michele L. Swers -- Chapter 10 : Representing Women's Interests and Intersections of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in US State Legislatures / Beth Reingold and Kerry L. Haynie -- Chapter 11 : Representing Women: Empirical Insights from Legislatures and Cabinets in Latin America / Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson -- Part IV: Representation: Women and Beyond -- Chapter 12 : Does Presence Produce Representation of Interests? / Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson
Control code
878224597
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780199340101
Lccn
2014010196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)878224597

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