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Women, Women's Organizations, and Political Parties <sup>1</sup>

Denise L. Baer

in Women and American Politics

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293484
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598944 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293488.003.0006

Series: Gender and Politics

 Women, Women's Organizations, and Political Parties  1

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This chapter reviews existing research about women's participation in political parties and women's organizations, including both groups that developed as part of the contemporary women's movement and more traditional groups. Baer suggests an agenda for future research that would help bridge the gap between the sub‐fields of women and politics and interest groups and parties, and that includes more attention to historical context and to issues of leadership, recruitment, and organizational culture.

Keywords: interest groups; leadership; organizational culture; political parties; recruitment; women; women's movement; women's organizations

Chapter.  14391 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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