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Accounting for Women's Political Involvement: The Perennial Problem of Recruitment

Marianne Githens

in Women and American Politics

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293484
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598944 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293488.003.0002

Series: Gender and Politics

 Accounting for Women's Political Involvement: The Perennial Problem of Recruitment

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This chapter reviews existing research about women's political recruitment focusing on women's participation in electoral politics and social movements and civic organizations. Githens proposes an agenda for future research on women's political recruitment that includes attention to the importance of identity politics, reference groups, perceptions of opportunity structures, political role styles, and role models.

Keywords: electoral politics; identity politics; opportunity structures; organizations; political recruitment; reference groups; role models; social movements; women

Chapter.  8824 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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