Summary: Nancy Pelosi's rise to speaker of the House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign: clearly women are moving to center stage in US politics. In this wide-ranging text, Lori Cox Han explores whether-and if so, how their presence is changing the political process. Han first provides a solid context, thoroughly covering the history of the women's movement, suffrage, the contours of feminism, and issues of equality. She then turns to women as voters, activists, candi ...show moredates, officeholders, and policymakers and provides a broad yet gendered look at both mass politics and political institutions. Throughout, Han highlights women's political leadership to engage students and stimulate classroom discussion about women's role in the operation of our governing institutions. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 10
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