What women want : gender and voting in Britain, Japan, and the United States / Gill Steel.

What Women Want analyzes decades of voting preferences, values, and policy preferences to debunk some of the media and academic myths about gender gaps in voting and policy preferences. Findings show that no single theory explains when differences in women's and men's voting preferences em...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Steel, Gill, 1965- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 2022.
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Summary:What Women Want analyzes decades of voting preferences, values, and policy preferences to debunk some of the media and academic myths about gender gaps in voting and policy preferences. Findings show that no single theory explains when differences in women's and men's voting preferences emerge, when they do not, or when changes--or the lack thereof--occur over time. Steel extends existing theories to create a broader framework for thinking about gender and voting behavior to provide more analytical purchase in understanding gender and its varying effects on individual voters' preferences. She incorporates the long-term effects of party identification and class politics on political decision-making, particularly in how they influence preferences on social provision and on expectations of the state. She also points to the importance of symbolic politics.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvi, 279 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0472129910
9780472129911