At the Crossroads: An Examination & Analysis of Women's Political Images on the National Stage
PA System of Higher Education Women's Consortium Conference Presentation
23 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2008
Date Written: October 16, 2008
However the 2008 Presidential election has turned out, it was an epic moment for women in national politics. Senator Hillary Clinton's competitiveness in the Presidential Primaries was at the epicenter of gender political studies during the Presidential Primaries season. There are lingering questions concerning why she did not triumph given her experience, savvy and general background. This study concerns itself with the projection of image for women in politics. It endeavors to develop a methodology which could be replicated and examines the idea of whether or not successful image can be codified and act as a predictor of electability for women in national or executive level state politics.
Keywords: women, image, politics, classification, electabilty, Senators, Governors
JEL Classification: J71
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