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If party leaders want more women to run, they need to convince them that the “old boys’ network” will support them too.

Preece, Jessica (2017) If party leaders want more women to run, they need to convince them that the “old boys’ network” will support them too. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Feb 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Despite the growing profile of many women politicians, women are still underrepresented in political office. One potential reason for this representation gap is the difficulty political elites face in convincing women to run. In new research, Jessica Preece used a randomized survey of more than 3,600 elected American municipal officials to determine how they reacted to an offer from a party official to help a new recruit. She finds that while male officials believed that they would be given support by a party chair, women did not. Her findings show that it is important for recruiters to explain all of the concrete ways in which they are prepared to help women recruits to build a successful campaign.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69717

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