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Women and American PoliticsNew Questions, New Directions$
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Susan J. Carroll

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198293484

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198293488.001.0001

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Accounting for Women's Political Involvement: The Perennial Problem of Recruitment

Accounting for Women's Political Involvement: The Perennial Problem of Recruitment

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(p.33) 1 Accounting for Women's Political Involvement: The Perennial Problem of Recruitment
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Women and American Politics
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Marianne Githens

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198293488.003.0002

This chapter reviews existing research about women's political recruitment focusing on women's participation in electoral politics and social movements and civic organizations. Githens proposes an agenda for future research on women's political recruitment that includes attention to the importance of identity politics, reference groups, perceptions of opportunity structures, political role styles, and role models.

Keywords:   electoral politics, identity politics, opportunity structures, organizations, political recruitment, reference groups, role models, social movements, women

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