Description

There are more than 80 Commissions on the Status of Women operating at the local community level in the United States. These advisory citizen's groups work under the premise that women must represent themselves in the politics and policy-making of the community. This book examines the performance of the commissions, focusing primarily on the perspectives of women activists and high-level public officials. An in-depth study of five commissions deemed 'successful' is presented, and the author concludes by analyzing the strategies for change available to the women's movement at the community level

Readership

For political scientists and community activists involved in women's issues

Table of Contents

(partial) Foreword

Institutionalizing female participation: an introduction

Overview of organization and performance

Successful commissions: goal-area activities and issue priorities

Commissions and community activists: performance as agenda building

Commissions and their audiences: performance as effectiveness

The women's movement: organizing change and evaluating institutions

Appendices

Bibliography

Index

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Electronic ISBN:
9781483285795
Print ISBN:
9780080259710

About the author