Women in the governor's mansion: How party and gender affect policy agendas

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Book Chapter

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In M. Rose, Women's Paths to the Executive Branch. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.

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What unique challenges do women face as they seek and attain high-ranking positions in the executive branches of government? How can these challenges be overcome? Is there an established "pipeline" to office, or must women find their own ways to achieve power? Is there any relationship between gender and job performance? Addressing these questions, the authors of Women and Executive Office take stock of the strides that women are making in their paths to and tenure in high-level executive service.