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How Women Represent Women: Political Parties, Gender and Representation in the State Legislatures

Tracy L. Osborn

Abstract

In How Women Represent Women: Political Parties, Gender and Representation in the State Legislatures, Tracy Osborn examines two avenues through which political parties fundamentally affect how women legislators represent women by creating women’s issues policies. First, women’s party identities shape the types of policy alternatives they offer to solve women’s policy problems. Second, parties organize the legislative process by holding majority control, to varying degrees, over agenda setting and policy creation, promoting some women legislators’ policy proposals over others. Osborn tests thes ... More

Keywords: women legislators, political parties, state legislatures, representation, women’s issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199845347
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845347.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracy L. Osborn, author
University of Iowa

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