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Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections
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Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections


Volume: 2

October 1996 | 263 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What happens in an electoral environment involving female candidates? Do women face different challenges during the electoral process? How do gender dynamics alter the conventional norms of electoral politics? Do women campaign differently from men? Do male candidates pay more attention to women's issues, or make other strategic and behavioral changes when opposed by a female candidate? Author Richard Logan Fox answers these questions and many others with compelling evidence that suggests that women candidates are having a profound impact on the electoral process. In Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections, Fox studies the congressional races of 1992 and 1994 in California in which a record 19 women were candidates for House seats. He contrasts the experiences of both the male and female candidates and sheds new light on the different challenges women face during political campaigns. Providing a groundbreaking examination of an understudied topic, Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections will be essential for students and professionals in political science.

 
Introduction
Women on the Rise in California Electoral Politics  
 
Gender and Political Representation in the Elections of 1992 and 1994
 
Men and Women on the Campaign Trail
 
Gender and Strategy in Campaign Messages
 
The Gender Dynamics of Fund-Raising, Party Support, and Media Coverage
 
The Candidates Go to the Voters
 
Conclusion
The Future of Candidate Gender in Electoral Politics  

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