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It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office

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It Still Takes A Candidate serves as the only systematic, nationwide empirical account of the manner in which gender affects political ambition. Based on data from the Citizen Political Ambition Panel Study, a national survey conducted of almost 3,800 potential candidates in 2001 and a second survey of more than 2,000 of these same individuals in 2008, Jennifer L. Lawless ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Cambridge University Press
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Kim
Jan 11, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
Excellent book and study. Looks at women in a position to run for office (based on past history of officeholders) and determines the reasons they are less likely to run than their male counterparts.

Lawless is doing a new book that will be released soon and I'm interested to see how that will add to this one.

Questions this book left me with:
1. What about the women who never made it to the stage of being optimal candidates and, thus, never made it to the survey pool?
2. How can you recall influen
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