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Getting There

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details Nancy Pelosi’s rise to the speakership. How she got there is the remarkable personal story of a housewife and mother who, as she has put it, made it from the kitchen to the ... More


The Outside Game

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses Pelosi’s electoral role and message operation, beginning with its early evolution during her service as minority leader and then tracing its evolution since she became Speaker. ... More


Gender

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Nancy Pelosi’s career reveals much about what has changed and the challenges that remain for women who would aspire to the highest levels of governing. At strategic points in her public career, she ... More


Governing

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces Pelosi’s actions in organizing the House for the 111th Congress. It then analyzes her relationship with President Obama, from both a personal and institutional perspective. At the ... More


Power in the House

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes Pelosi’s leadership of the House in the 110th Congress in relationship to her organization of the Democratic Caucus, her efforts in consensus building among Democrats, her ... More


Leadership

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter addresses the most important issue of the current study: the capacity of American political institutions to provide the leadership the country requires. There is ample evidence to ... More


Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Ronald M. PETERS, Jr. and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When the Democrats retook control of the United States House of Representatives in January 2007 after twelve years in the wilderness, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker in American history. ... More


Madam Speaker

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book seeks to understand Nancy Pelosi, not just as a Speaker of the House, or even as its first female Speaker, but also as a reflection of a new era in American politics. This chapter maps the ... More


Open Competition Races I: House Democrats

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the most common type of leadership race in the House of Representatives, the open competition race: when two or more candidates run for a vacant position and none of them ... More


Hill Visits: Some accounts of invitations delivered to lawmakers; certain interactions prove successful, others misfire

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter follows Women of the Storm members as they embark on their visits to Capitol Hill to extend their invitations to members of Congress. Both successful and failed encounters with numerous ... More


New Orleans at Six Months: Amid Carnival, a city takes stock of the recovery, some plans unravel, and yet the women persist

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines Women of the Storm’s activities six months after Katrina, a moment that coincided with the 2006 Carnival season. The focus on the six-month mark allowed the group, as well as ... More


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