Anticipating Madam President

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003 - Political Science - 271 pages
Madam President? The question is not if, but rather when the United States will elect a female president - but timing may be the only certainty involved in shattering this most visible glass ceiling in U.S. society. Who will be included in the field of candidates for Madam President, and why? How will she have to position herself for a viable run at the Oval Office? Once in office, will she encounter gender-based biases in her handling of military and foreign affairs? Will Madam President blend seamlessly with the long line of Mr. Presidents - or will the very nature of the presidency be irrevocably changed? Anticipating Madam President's insightful blend of analysis, profiles, and interviews with prominent political women illustrates the realities of women in the upper echelons of public life, as well as the challenges likely to face a woman in one of the world's most powerful political positions.
 

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Contents

The Struggle for Political Equality
16
The Work of the Womens Movement
31
Shirley Chisholm Blazing Trails
53
Pat Schroeder and the Campaign That Wasnt
117
Is the United States Ready for a Woman President?
131
Gender Race and the Oval Office
145
The First
177
The First Woman President and National Security
189
Sooner or Later?
207
Notes
223
Bibliography
243
The Contributors
259
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Roberta Ann Johnson is Professor of Politics and director of the public service program at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and author of "Whistleblowing: When It Works - And Why"; and "Puerto Rico: Commonwealth or Colony?" She was the recipient of the College Service Award in 2003.

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