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Author McCammon, Holly J.
Title The U.S. Women's Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptation : a More Just Verdict.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author McCammon, Holly J.
Series Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics
Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Subject Women jurors -- United States -- History.
Jury -- United States -- History.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Law -- Political aspects.
Description 1 online resource (318 pages)
Contents Cover; The U.S. Women's Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptation; Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; Organizational Abbreviations; 1: Introduction: The Women's Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptatiion; WINNING A PLACE FOR WOMEN ON JURIES; THE ROAD AHEAD; 2: Theorizing Social Movement Strategic Adaptation; EXISTING THEORIES OF SOCIAL MOVEMENT OUTCOMES; Defining Movement Political Success; Causes of Movement Political Success; THEORIZING STRATEGIC ADAPTATION AND ITS CAUSES; Perceiving Signals, Opportunities, and Threats.
Assessing ActionsAdapting Tactics; Implementing Changes; A SUMMARY OF THE MODEL; 3: Broadening Women's Citizenship: A History of U.S. Women's Jury Rights; WHY THESE FIFTEEN STATE JURY MOVEMENTS?; 4: Responding to Political Defeats; THE MORE STRATEGIC STATES: MOBILIZING GRASSROOTS SUPPORT TO RESPOND TO POLITICAL DEFEATS; California: Learning from a Defeat; Illinois: Mobilizing Downstate Support; LESS STRATEGIC STATES: RESPONDING TO POLITICAL DEFEATS WITH FRUSTRATION AND APATHY; Montana: Irritation and Frustration; Nebraska: Redeploying the Same Tactic; CONCLUSION.
5: Countering Public Opposition and IndifferenceTHE MORE STRATEGIC STATES: ONGOING TACTICAL REVISION IN RESPONSE TO PUBLIC OPPOSITION AND INDIFFERENCE; New York: Tailoring Tactics to the Opposition; Tennessee: Overcoming Apathy; LESS STRATEGIC STATES: FAILING TO RESPOND TO PUBLIC OPPOSITION AND INDIFFERENCE; Maryland: Intermittent Activism; Massachusetts: Many Obstacles and Limited Response; CONCLUSION; 6: Taking Advantage of Cultural Opportunities; THE MORE STRATEGIC STATES: STRATEGIC FRAMING IN RESPONSE TO DISCURSIVE OPPORTUNITIES.
Vermont: Blurring Boundaries between the Domestic and Public SpheresWisconsin: Equal Rights for Women; A LESS STRATEGIC STATE: MISSED DISCURSIVE OPPORTUNITY SIGNALS; Georgia: Traditional Beliefs about Southern Womanhood; CONCLUSION; 7: Turning the Movement Around; MOVEMENT-LED STRATEGIC ADAPTATION; Colorado: Building a Coalition of Activists; Missouri: Coordinating Activities across Groups; CONTEXT-LED STRATEGIC ADAPTATION; South Carolina: Finding Political Opportunities in Racial Politics; Texas: A Political Defeat Leads to Broader Framing; CONCLUSION.
8: Comparing the Movements: Qualitative Comparative AnalysisQUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND THE WOMEN'S JURY MOVEMENTS; Engaging in Strategic Adaptation; Cases and Measures; Results; THE PASSAGE OF WOMEN'S JUROR LAWS; Cases and Measures; Results; CONCLUSION; 9: Conclusion: Final Thoughts on Strategic Adaptation and Social Movement Agency; EXPLAINING THE PACE OF POLITICAL SUCCESS; EXPLAINING THE CAUSES OF STRATEGIC ACTION; Tensions within Movements; Continuing Activism and Learning; Diverse Membership; Political Circumstances; Movement-led and Context-led Strategic Adaptation.
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Summary This book explores efforts by women to gain the right to sit on juries in the United States.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780511842597 (electronic bk.)
0511842597 (electronic bk.)
9781139379915 (electronic bk.)
1139379917 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613633521
OCLC # 794327674
Additional Format Print version: McCammon, Holly J. U.S. Women's Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptation : A More Just Verdict. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107009929

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