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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. Lawles ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published August 19th 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published September 29th 2001)
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Kim
Aug 09, 2011 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
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