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

@inproceedings{Lawless2010ItST,
  title={It Still Takes A Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office},
  author={Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard Fox},
  year={2010}
}
1. Electoral politics: still a man's world? 2. Explaining women's emergence in the political arena 3. The gender gap in political ambition 4. Barefoot, pregnant, and holding a law degree: family dynamics and running for office 5. Gender, party, and political recruitment 6. 'I'm just not qualified': gendered self-perceptions of candidate viability 7. Taking the plunge: deciding to run for office 8. Gender and the future of electoral politics Appendix A. The Citizen Political Ambition Panel Study… 

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