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Government by the Privileged

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter opens the discussion on why working-class Americans—people employed in manual labor, service industry, or clerical jobs—almost never go on to hold political office in the United States. ... More


Elite Consumption

Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths

in Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199233533
eISBN:
9780191739330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233533.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Many of the forms of consumption examined in the book were shared by the gentry with those lower down the social scale. However, some types of consumption were restricted to the gentry, and served to ... More


The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy

Eileen McDonagh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514543
eISBN:
9780226514567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514567.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

American women attain more professional success than most of their counterparts around the world, but they lag surprisingly far behind in the national political arena. Women held only 15 per cent of ... More


Rethinking Civic Roles

Jane Roberts

in Whose Government is it?: The Renewal of State-Citizen Cooperation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529200980
eISBN:
9781529200973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200980.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines not only what politicians can do to narrow the distance between them and their constituents, but how they should carry out their civic roles with suggested principles and ... More


Voices of Parliamentarians: Four Women MPs Share Their Thoughts

Massouda Jalal, Malalai Joya, Fawzia Koofi, and Azita Rafat

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the mandates and concerns of the four female members of the Afghan parliament—Massouda Jalal, Fawzia Koofi, Azita Rafat and Malalai Joya—specifically addressing their ... More


Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008

Liette Gidlow (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036606
eISBN:
9780252093654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036606.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Election 2008 made American history, but it was also the product of American history. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin smashed through some of the most enduring barriers to high ... More


Beyond Confinement: Mobile Cells and the Clerical Web

Lamin Sanneh

in Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199351619
eISBN:
9780199351640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351619.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter offers a review of the string of clerical centers that were established in the wake of the disbandment of Touba. New settlements were founded in neighboring countries and missions ... More


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