Religion, Race, and Gender Differences in Political Ambition

  title={Religion, Race, and Gender Differences in Political Ambition},
  author={Robert Moore},
  journal={Politics \& Gender},
  pages={577 - 596}
  • Robert Moore
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • History
  • Politics & Gender
Existing studies of political ambition tell two different stories, male and female. Most research on political ambition focuses on the desire of men and women to hold political office at the state or national level and examines the ambitions of those already employed in the labor force. Scholarly inattention to ambition among activists at the local, neighborhood level may lead us to erroneous conclusions about people's motivations for engaging in politics, particularly along racial lines. A… 

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