Votes Without Leverage: Women in American Electoral Politics, 1920-1970

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"Votes without Leverage reexamines a long-standing puzzle in women's electoral politics, namely why the increasing importance of women's votes throughout the 1920s did not result in increasing success for the lobbying efforts of women's organizations during the same period. Applying recent theoretical developments in the political economy of institutions and electoral behavior, Professor Harvey argues that female disenfranchisement prior to 1920 created incentives for leaders of women's organizations to invest in the pursuit of suffrage as a first step to achieving other policy benefits for women."--Jacket
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages253
ISBN (Print)0521597439, 9780521597432, 0521592399, 9780521592390
StatePublished - 1998

Publication series

NamePolitical economy of institutions and decisions


  • Women
  • Frau
  • USA
  • Mujeres en la política
  • Élections
  • United States
  • Wahl
  • Femmes en politique
  • Frauenwahlrecht
  • Estados Unidos
  • Elecciones
  • États-Unis
  • Elections
  • Politische Beteiligung
  • Femmes
  • Politics and government


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