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9780521597432 / 0521597439

Votes without Leverage: Women in American Electoral Politics, 1920-1970 (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

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Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: July. 1998 Pages: 170 Publisher: Camidge. University Press Votes without Leverage re-examines a long-standing puzzle in women's electoral politics. Namely why the increasing Importance of women's votes throughout the 1920s DID not granted B increasing SUCCESS for the lobbying efforts of women's organizations during the same period. Applying recent theoretical developments in the political economy of institutions and electoral behavior. Professor Harvey argues that female disenfranchisement prior to 1920 created incentives for leaders of women's organizations to invest in the pursuit of suffrage as a first step to achieving other policy benefits for women. When the battle over the right to vote was finally won. those leaders then required time to adapt their organizations to pursue a oader legislative agenda through conventional electoral...

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