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Introduction: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Debra L. Dodson

in The Impact of Women in Congress

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198296744
eISBN:
9780191603709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296746.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Drawing on the strikingly different records of the 103rd and 104th Congresses — congresses in which women’s proportional presence was roughly similar — this introduction to Part I highlights the ... More


Will women in presidential cabinets be power players or tokens? Theory and expectations about women’s inclusion

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

in Women in Presidential Cabinets: Power Players or Abundant Tokens?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190491420
eISBN:
9780190491444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491420.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 1 introduces the subject of the book. It reviews literature on social control theory, candidate selection, and political capital resources to argue that presidents prefer to appoint qualified ... More


Women in Presidential Cabinets: Power Players or Abundant Tokens?

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190491420
eISBN:
9780190491444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491420.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

We examine the backgrounds, connections, and credentials of all full cabinet rank ministers in two to four presidential administrations in five presidential democracies—Argentina, Chile, Colombia, ... More


Minorities not tokens: Conclusions about equality of women in presidential cabinets

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

in Women in Presidential Cabinets: Power Players or Abundant Tokens?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190491420
eISBN:
9780190491444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491420.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 11 brings together the findings from other chapters to draw conclusions about whether women have become power players in presidential cabinets, or instead remain tokens, although more ... More


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