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The Resource All roads lead to power : the appointed and elected paths to public office for US women, Kaitlin N. Sidorsky

All roads lead to power : the appointed and elected paths to public office for US women, Kaitlin N. Sidorsky

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All roads lead to power : the appointed and elected paths to public office for US women
Title
All roads lead to power
Title remainder
the appointed and elected paths to public office for US women
Statement of responsibility
Kaitlin N. Sidorsky
Title variation
Appointed and elected paths to public office for US women
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Language
eng
Summary
"We are accustomed to hearing about a gender gap in politics. The low representation of women in elected office is well-documented and typically attributed to institutional barriers, discrimination, and differences in political ambition due to socialized gender norms. The problem with this narrative, as Kaitlin Sidorsky observes, is that it leaves out political appointment as an alternative path to public service. More women participate in politics than scholars have acknowledged, but they do so through appointments. And this road to power has been understudied for the same reason that many women pursue appointed positions over elected office: because they can serve the public in a way that does not seem "political." Women are not always just "victims" of their own lack of self-confidence or a biased political sphere, but in fact make a conscious decision to enter politics through what they consider a far less partisan and negative entry point. Very few scholars have studied female appointees in the same manner they study female officeholders, and this omission ignores the political histories, recruitment patterns, and levels of political ambition of women. It also underappreciates the importance of appointed positions, which are some of the most important roles in the government. All Roads Lead to Power explores why women are attracted to these positions through an original survey and interviews with officials across twenty states and four bureaucratic departments. Sidorsky's research sheds light on the recruitment process, motivations for holding office, and political ambitions of women who look for alternative, "non-political" routes to public service"--
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Sidorsky, Kaitlin N
Dewey number
320.082/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
S556 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in government and public policy
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  • Women political candidates
  • Women public officers
  • Women
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Women
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All roads lead to power : the appointed and elected paths to public office for US women, Kaitlin N. Sidorsky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Reconceptualizing women and public service -- The men and women in elected and appointed office at the state level -- You should be appointed : political recruitment for state-level appointed officials -- Why hold public office? : appointed officials' motivations to hold public office -- Where do I go from here? : the political ambitions of appointed officeholders -- Considering the other pathway : appointed officials' interest in elected office -- A different perspective : recruitment, motivations, and ambitions of state elected officials -- How to be the nonpolitical public servant
Control code
1104419630
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780700627875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvj74h75
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104419630
Label
All roads lead to power : the appointed and elected paths to public office for US women, Kaitlin N. Sidorsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reconceptualizing women and public service -- The men and women in elected and appointed office at the state level -- You should be appointed : political recruitment for state-level appointed officials -- Why hold public office? : appointed officials' motivations to hold public office -- Where do I go from here? : the political ambitions of appointed officeholders -- Considering the other pathway : appointed officials' interest in elected office -- A different perspective : recruitment, motivations, and ambitions of state elected officials -- How to be the nonpolitical public servant
Control code
1104419630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780700627875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvj74h75
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104419630

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