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Title The impact of women in public office / edited by Susan J. Carroll.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2001]

 BLUFFTON BOOK  HQ1236.5.U6 I524 2001    AVAILABLE  
 BLUFFTON BOOK  HQ1236.5.U6 I524 2001    AVAILABLE  
Subject Women -- Political activity -- United States.
Alt Name Carroll, Susan J., 1950-
Description xxvi, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Representing women : women state legislators as agents of policy-related change / Susan J. Carroll -- Words that matter : women's voice and institutional bias in public policy formation / Lyn Kathlene -- Acting as women : the effects and limitations of gender in local governance / Susan Abrams Beck -- Local elected women and policy-making : movement delegates or feminist trustees? / Janet K. Boles -- "Senator-at-large for America's women" : Margaret Chase Smith and the paradox of gender affinity / Janann Sherman -- Foreign policy decision makers : the impact of gender / Nancy E. McGlen and Meredith Reid Sarkees -- Do women leaders make a difference? Substance, style, and perceptions / Sue Tolleson-Rinehart -- The impact of women in state legislatures : numerical and organizational strength / Sue Thomas and Susan Welch -- Black women in state legislatures : the relationship of race and gender to the legislative experience / Edith J. Barrett -- Feminist judges : challenging the status quo / Elaine Martin -- Acting for women : is what legislators say, what they do? / Debra L. Dodson.
ISBN 025334008X (cloth : alk. paper)
0253214882 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 46590034
Table of Contents
 Introduction / Susan J. Carroll 
Pt. IThe Impact of Women in State and Local Offices 
 1Representing Women: Women State Legislators as Agents of Policy-Related Change / Susan J. Carroll3
 2Words That Matter: Women's Voice and Institutional Bias in Public Policy Formation / Lyn Kathlene22
 3Acting as Women: The Effects and Limitations of Gender in Local Governance / Susan Abrams Beck49
 4Local Elected Women and Policy-Making: Movement Delegates or Feminist Trustees? / Janet K. Boles68
Pt. IIThe Importance of Political Context 
 5"Senator-at-Large for America's Women": Margaret Chase Smith and the Paradox of Gender Affinity / Janann Sherman89
 6Foreign Policy Decision Makers: The Impact of Gender / Nancy E. McGlen, Meredith Reid Sarkees117
 7Do Women Leaders Make a Difference? Substance, Style, and Perceptions / Sue Tolleson-Rinehart149
 8The Impact of Women in State Legislatures: Numerical and Organizational Strength / Sue Thomas, Susan Welch166
Pt. IIIThe Effects of Identity Politics 
 9Black Women in State Legislatures: The Relationship of Race and Gender to the Legislative Experience / Edith J. Barrett185
 10Feminist Judges: Challenging the Status Quo / Elaine Martin205
 11Acting for Women: Is What Legislators Say, What They Do? / Debra L. Dodson225

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