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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Isaacs, Hedy L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Government
Title, Analytic
The Maleness of the American presidency
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Whitaker, Lois Duke
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Title, Monographic
Women in politics outsiders or insiders
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Place of Publication
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Publisher Name
Prentice Hall
Date of Publication
1999
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Page(s)
211-32
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Abstract
Suggests four factors that, traditionally, have diminished the opportunity for women to compete for the American presidency. These are that the presidential system itself, which relies more closely on direct, popular election than does the parlimentary system, which elects its prime minister from among fellow party members; the paucity of women gaining experience in the presidential 'launching roles' of the vice presidency, the U.S. Senate, and governorships; the difficulity women have experienced in securing PAC and other campaign funding in national and subnational; in races and long-standing public perceptions that the traditional childberaing and child-rearing roles of women conflict with simultaneous participation in high-level elective politics.....
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