Broadening the Study of Women's Participation

Martha A. Ackelsberg

in Women and American Politics

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293484
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598944 | DOI:

Series: Gender and Politics

 Broadening the Study of Women's Participation

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This chapter reviews existing research on women's political participation outside electoral politics and traditional forms of participation. Ackelsberg suggests an agenda for future research that includes a focus on: the mobilization of women activists, the changes in consciousness that activism brings, the effectiveness of various strategies employed by activists, and the possible contributions of activism to resolving theoretical dilemmas.

Keywords: activism; consciousness; political participation; women; women activists

Chapter.  9650 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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