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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Outlines the historical development of women's legal and political status in the United States, focusing on suffrage, the three "waves" of women's movements, and access to elected office. Discusses three impediments of electing women candidates to public office: (1) solidarity; (2) political culture; and (3) the impact of the single-member…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Elections, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Examines the geographical and political forces that are central to the process of legislative redistricting. Reviews the historical background of the redistricting process and discusses the importance of minority representation. Briefly looks at some of the alternative systems of representation that have been suggested to improve the quality of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Elections