Who's in Charge Here? Decision by Accretion and Gatekeeping in the Struggle for the ERA

  title={Who's in Charge Here? Decision by Accretion and Gatekeeping in the Struggle for the ERA},
  author={Jane J. Mansbridge},
  journal={Politics \& Society},
  pages={343 - 382}
distinguishing draftees from volunteers, this interpretation meant that qualified women draftees would be sent into combat if Congress decided to draft and send qualified men. During this ten-year period, less than a quarter of the American public favored sending women draftees into combat on the same basis as men. Thus the potential consequence of sending women draftees, however qualified, into combat worried wavering legislators in the key unratified states of Florida, North Carolina… 

Beyond the Empirical-Normative Divide: The Democratic Theory of Jane Mansbridge

Jane Mansbridge's intellectual career is marked by field-shifting contributions to democratic theory, feminist scholarship, political science methodology, and the empirical study of social movements



The Equal Rights Amendment: A Constitutional Basis for Equal Rights for Women

III. The Constitutional Framework ........................ 888 A. The Basic Principle .............................. 889 B. Laws Dealing with Physical Characteristics Unique to One Sex

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Earlier, Colorado legislators (who eventually passed the ERA) heard testimony explicitly pointing to a deferential interpretation

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      ), both of whom portray intellectuals as developing normative positions that promote their own material interests. 66. On interests, see: Isaac Balbus

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