• Political Science

When Protest Makes Policy

How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups
Author: Laurel Weldon
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472035118
Category: Political Science
Page: 231
View: 8863
Do social movements lead to more inclusive democracy or to a more polarized, fragmented, elite-dominated polity?

    • Political Science

Gender in Campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives

Author: Barbara C. Burrell
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472120514
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 1004
Barbara Burrell presents a comprehensive examination of women’s candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in congressional elections from 1994 through 2012. Analyzing extensive original data sets on all major party candidates for 10 elections—covering candidate status, sex, party affiliation, fundraising, candidate background variables, votes obtained, and success rates for both primary and general elections—Burrell finds no evidence of categorical gender discrimination against women candidates. They compete equally with men and often outpace them in raising money, gaining interest group and political party support, and winning elections; indeed, more women hold seats in the House than ever before. However, Burrell concludes, women have not advanced more quickly because newcomers face difficulties in challenging more experienced candidates and because women are not taking advantage of opportunities to run for office.

    • Political Science

The Paradox of Gender Equality

How American Women's Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice
Author: Kristin A. Goss
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 047211851X
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 8417
A challenge to conventional notions about American women's collective engagement in public policy-making

    • Drama

Lives in Play

Autobiography and Biography on the Feminist Stage
Author: Ryan Claycomb
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472118404
Category: Drama
Page: 261
View: 7323
Lives in Play explores the centrality of life narratives to women’s drama and performance from the 1970s to the present moment. In the early days of second-wave feminism, the slogan was “The personal is the political.” These autobiographical and biographical “true stories” have the political impact of the real and have also helped a range of feminists tease out the more complicated aspects of gender, sex, and sexuality in a Western culture that now imagines itself as “postfeminist.” The book’s scope is broad, from performance artists like Karen Finley, Holly Hughes, and Bobby Baker to playwrights like Suzan-Lori Parks, Maria Irene Fornes, and Sarah Kane. The book links the narrative tactics and theatrical approaches of biography and autobiography and shows how theater artists use life writing strategies to advance women’s rights and remake women’s representations. Lives in Play will appeal to scholars in performance studies, women’s studies, and literature, including those in the growing field of auto/biography studies. “ A fresh perspective and wide-ranging analysis of changes in feminist theater for the past thirty years . . . a most welcome addition to the literature on theater, in particular scholarship on feminist practices.” —Choice “Helps sustain an important history by reviving works of feminist theater and performance and giving them a new and refreshing context and theorical underpinning . . . considering 1970s performance art alongside more conventional play production.” —Lesley Ferris, The Ohio State University

    • Business & Economics

Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa

Symbols Or Substance?
Author: Malcolm Langford,Ben Cousins,Jackie Dugard,Tshepo Madlingozi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107021146
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 472
View: 3964
The embrace of socio-economic rights in South Africa has featured prominently in scholarship on constitution making, legal jurisprudence and social mobilisation. But the development has attracted critics who claim that this turn to rights has not generated social transformation in practice. This book sets out to assess one part of the puzzle and asks what has been the role and impact of socio-economic strategies used by civil society actors. Focusing on a range of socio-economic rights and national trends in law and political economy, the book's authors show how socio-economic rights have influenced the development of civil society discourse and action. The evidence suggests that some strategies have achieved material and political impact but this is conditional on the nature of the claim, degree of mobilisation and alliance building, and underlying constraints.

    • Social Science

Democratization and Women’s Grassroots Movements

Author: Jill M. Bystydzienski,Joti Sekhon
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253028140
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
View: 3416
The book illustrates how community-based actions, programs, and organizations that allow women to determine their lives and participate in decision making contribute to the creation of a civil society and thus enhance democracy. The case studies show how participation in grassroots movements promotes women’s involvement in their organizations, communities, and in societal institutions, as it influences state policy and empowers women in personal relationships.

    • Political Science

Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective
Author: Pamela Paxton,Melanie M. Hughes
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483377016
Category: Political Science
Page: 520
View: 3038
Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective, Third Edition provides a clear, detailed introduction to women’s political participation and representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Through broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, authors Pamela Paxton and Melanie M. Hughes document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women’s political strength. Readers see the cultural, structural, political, and international influences on women’s access to political power, and the difference women make once in political office. The text acknowledges differences among women through attention to intersectionality and women from marginalized groups.

    • Political Science

Gender and Elections

Shaping the Future of American Politics
Author: Susan J. Carroll,Richard L. Fox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108278582
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 4909
The fourth edition of Gender and Elections offers a systematic, lively, multi-faceted account of the role of gender in the electoral process through the 2016 elections. This timely, yet enduring, volume strikes a balance between highlighting the most important development for women as voters and candidates in the 2016 elections and providing a more long-term, in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender has helped shape the contours and outcomes of electoral politics in the United States. 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, candidate communications with voters, and state elections. Without question, Gender and Elections is the most comprehensive, reliable, and trustworthy resource on the role of gender in electoral politics.

    • Drinking water

Reclaiming Public Water

Achievements, Struggles and Visions from Around the World
Author: Belén Balanyá
Publisher: N.A
Category: Drinking water
Page: 286
View: 9527

    • Political Science

Women, Gender, and Politics

A Reader
Author: Mona Lena Krook,Sarah Childs
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195368800
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
View: 7715
Women, Gender, and Politics brings together both classic and recent readings on central topics in the study of gender and politics, and places an emphasis on comparing developed and developing countries. Genuinely international in its focus, the book is divided into six sections to reflect the range of research in the subfield: (1) women and social movements, (2) women and political parties, (3) women, gender, and elections, (4) women, gender, and political representation, (5) women, gender, and social policies, and (6) women, gender, and the state. Each section serves as an introduction to general trends in thinking about women and politics, and the readings capture the ways that research has developed both thematically and chronologically in all of the six broad areas. The volume's innovative design, global approach, and comprehensive coverage make it an ideal teaching book and a valuable resource for students and scholars throughout the world.

    • Political Science

The Human Right to Water

Theory, Practice and Prospects
Author: Malcolm Langford,Anna F. S. Russell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108508561
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 5673
In a short space of time, the right to water has emerged from relative obscurity to claim a prominent place in human rights theory and practice. This book explores this rise descriptively and prescriptively. It analyses the recognition, use and partly impact, of the right to water in international and comparative law, civil society mobilisation and public policy. It also scrutinises the normative implications of the right to water with a focus on challenges and puzzles it creates for law and policymaking. These questions are explored globally and comparatively within different dynamics of the sector - water allocation, water access and urban and rural water reform - and in conjunction with the right to sanitation. This multi-disciplinary volume reveals the diverse ways in which the right to water has been adopted, but also its limitations when faced with the realities of political economy, political ecology and partly, traditional legal thought.

    • Social Science

The Communication Crisis in America, And How to Fix It

Author: Mark Lloyd,Lewis A. Friedland
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349949256
Category: Social Science
Page: 316
View: 9103
This book critiques U.S. public policy about communication and offers guidelines to improve public safety and create strong democratic communities. The lack of effective emergency communication, basic information about health care, education, jobs and the economy, and civic life is at a crisis state, creating problems for the whole community, not just a vulnerable few. The Communications Crisis in America is not because of changing markets or new technology, it is the failure of public policy. The authors include economists, sociologists, journalists, lawyers and a diverse group of media and communication scholars, all offering an urgent call to action and difficult, but achievable steps forward.

    • History

Sisterhood, Interrupted

From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild
Author: Deborah Siegel,Jennifer Baumgardner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403973184
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 1418
A study of the evolution of modern feminism examines the key issues, events, and controversies that have shaped the concept of feminism through two generations of women, explaining how a new generation of feminists is reinventing the movement, while combating long-standing inequities.

    • Law

Television Violence and Public Policy

Author: James T. Hamilton
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472086993
Category: Law
Page: 394
View: 8254
Discusses why and how we should rate the content of television programs for violence

    • Political Science

Governing States and Localities

Author: Kevin B. Smith,Alan Greenblatt
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506360289
Category: Political Science
Page: 632
View: 6382
The partisan and ideological polarization associated with federal government plagues states and localities too, bringing with it significant implications for public policy and intergovernmental relations. The trusted and proven Governing States and Localities guides students through these issues and continues its focus on the role economic and budget pressures play. With their engaging journalistic writing and crisp storytelling, Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt employ a comparative approach to explain how and why states and localities are both similar and different in institutional structure, culture, history, economy, geography, and demographics. A great blend of high-quality academic analysis and the latest scholarship, the Sixth Edition is thoroughly updated to account for such major developments as state vs. federal conflicts over immigration reform, gun control, and voter rights; health and education reforms aimed at improving the effectiveness of state and local government service delivery; and the lingering effects of the Great Recession.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Diversifying Diplomacy

My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar
Author: Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas,Jim Robison
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1612349803
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 2556
Today, diverse women of all hues represent this country overseas. Some have called this development the "Hillary Effect." But well before our most recent female secretary of state there was Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve in that capacity, and later Condoleezza Rice. Beginning at a more junior post in the Department of State in 1971, there was "the little Elam girl" from Boston. Diversifying Diplomacy tells the story of Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo. Inspired by the strong women in her life, she followed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States. The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her. Elam-Thomas's memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service, recounting her experiences of making U.S. foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000-2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after forty-two years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacy presents the journey of this successful woman, who not only found herself confronted by some of the world's heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come.

    • Political Science

Gendering Politics and Policy

Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States
Author: Heidi I. Hartmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317954661
Category: Political Science
Page: 234
View: 9413
Top feminist theorists and scholars examine the latest developments in gender politics and policy around the world Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States discusses in depth how women and women’s perspectives are changing politics and policy in both the United States and around the world. This compelling resource surveys a range of issues and methodologies to bring the most recent gender issues, politics, and policies into clear focus. Top feminist scholars and theorists from several disciplines explore the latest in gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, citizenship, social capital, and the gender gap in various cultures and countries. Gendering Politics and Policy provides case studies of different policy areas, techniques, and political practice as it highlights issues important for women and women’s issues around the world. The book’s three main sections include detailed looks at politics and gender issues in the United States, policies of concern for women in Latin America and Europe, and women’s agendas in the United Nations. This book is extremely useful as a teaching tool for students by surveying a wide range of vital issues and methodologies of gender development, women and politics, women and public policy, and women in international politics. The text is extensively referenced and includes several tables and figures to clearly present data and ideas. Gendering Politics and Policy discusses: the need for women’s citizenship—a new form of gendered citizenship more inclusive of women’s issues that strengthens democratic governability gender politics in presidential elections—including the impact the attention to women’s votes has had on public policies of administrations between elections the relationships between women’s status and social capital attack campaigning of male candidates against women candidates the gender implications of economic policy in the United Kingdom the discretionary nature of funding for support of domestic violence laws in Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean region women’s increased leadership roles in German government the need for gender mainstreaming in the German economy child care as an international human right the involvement of women’s nongovernmental organizations at UN conferences Gendering Politics and Policy is illuminating reading for educators, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in women’s studies, political science, and public policy, as well as policy researchers and women leaders around the world.

    • Political Science

Perverse Politics?

Feminism, Anti-Imperialism, Multiplicity
Author: Ann Shola Orloff,Raka Ray,Evren Savci
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786350734
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
View: 6349
The papers collected here offer anti-imperialist feminist alternatives to second wave feminism's often reductive understandings of freedom; emancipation; oppression; empowerment and democracy.

    • Law

Putting Inequality in Context

Class, Public Opinion, and Representation in the United States
Author: Christopher Ellis
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472130498
Category: Law
Page: 240
View: 8657
Thinking about political inequality -- Context and inequality in American politics -- Context and political participation -- Class politics and American public opinion -- Political inequality in the United States -- Understanding economic biases in representation -- Political inequality over time -- Putting inequality in context