Table of contents for Women, politics, and power / Pamela Paxton and Melanie Hughes.

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List of Figures, Tables, and Maps
1. Introduction to Women in Politics
Arguments for Women?s Representation in Politics
A Brief Overview of Women?s Participation in Politics
Orienting Theories
2. Women?s Struggle for the Vote: The History of Women?s Suffrage
Suffrage in the United States
Suffrage Movements Outside the United States
The International Women?s Movement
Women?s Suffrage After 1945
3. Women Struggle for Representation: Accessing Positions of Power
First Female Members of Parliament
Women Access Parliaments: Patterns of Representation
Women in Top Leadership Positions
Women in Cabinet Positions
4. Explaining the Underrepresentation of Women in Politics?Culture and Social Structure
Beliefs Have Consequences: Culture
But Who Will Run? Social Structure
5. Explaining the Underrepresentation of Women in Politics?Politics
Electoral Systems
Characteristics of Political Parties
From Candidate to Legislator
6. Explaining the Political Representation of Women?Overarching Factors
Armed Conflict: Devastation Yet Hope?
International Influences
7. Do Women Make a Difference?
Thinking Differently: Women?s Views on Women and Their Policy Priorities
Acting Differently: Women?s Voting Patterns and Bill Sponsorship
Acting Successfully: Women?s Legislative Effectiveness
Legislating Differently: Women?s Legislative Style
Does Size Matter? Critical Mass and Women?s Impact
Women?s Movements and Women?s Policy Machinery as Alternate Sources of Influence
In Summary: What Do We Know?
8. All Regions Are Not Created Equal
The Geography of Women in Politics
Western Industrialized Countries
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia and the Pacific Islands
Middle East and North Africa
9. Middle of the Pack: Women and Politics in the United States
Women in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives: Growing Slowly
Women in the States
Women and the American Presidency
Donkeys and Elephants: The Influence of Political Parties
The Rise and Fall of the Equal Rights Amendment
Gender Gaps in American Politics
International Comparisons
10. Where Do We Go From Here? And How Do We Get There?
Where Are We Now?
Where Are We Going?
How Do We Get There?
In Conclusion: What Would a 50/50 World Look Like?

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Women in politics.
Women in politics -- Cross-cultural studies.
Representative government and representation.