Becoming a candidate [electronic resource] : political ambition and the decision to run for office / Jennifer L. Lawless.
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- New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
1 online resource (304 p.)
- Political candidates -- United States.
Political candidates -- United States -- Case studies.
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- This book is about political ambition - who has it, how it is fostered and how it evolves.
- Cover; Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1: Mudslinging, Money-Grubbing, and Mayhem: Who Would Ever Run for Office?; The Importance of Studying the Initial Decision to Run for Office; Organization of the Book; 2: The Decision to Run for Office: The Theoretical and Methodological Approach; The Initial Decision to Run for Office: Developing a More Complete Theory of Political Ambition; The Citizen Political Ambition Panel Study
3: Political Ambition in the Candidate Eligibility PoolCandidate Emergence from the Eligibility Pool; Who Runs for Office? Eligible Candidates' Expressive Ambition; Who Considers Running for Office? Eligible Candidates' Nascent Ambition; Predicting Nascent Ambition: The Null Effects of the Political Opportunity Structure; Dynamic Ambition in the Candidate Eligibility Pool; Conclusion; 4: Barack Obama and 18 Million Cracks in the Glass Ceiling: Sex, Race, and Political Ambition; The Politics of Exclusion: Sex, Race, and the Conventional Explanations for Numeric Underrepresentation
Sex, Race, and Political Ambition: Existing Literature and Competing ExpectationsSimilarities in Political Participation, Proximity, and Interest: An Overview by Sex and Race; Sex, Race, and Interest in Running for Office; Sex, Race, and Changes in Interest in Running for Office: Predicting Dynamic Ambition; Conclusion; 5: You Could Be President Someday!: Early Socialization, the Role of Family, and Political Ambition; In the Genes: The Lifelong Effects of a Politicized Upbringing; The Influence of Family Structures and Roles on Political Ambition
Changes in Family Circumstances: Predicting Dynamic AmbitionConclusion; 6: On-the-Job Training: Professional Circumstances and the Decision to Run for Office; Professional Differences and Political Ambition in the Candidate Eligibility Pool: A Bivariate Analysis; The Role of Income and Financial Success; The Role of Professionally Conferred Political Proximity; The Role of Professional Credentials and Qualifications; A Side Note on the Gender Gap in Perceptions of Qualifications; The Impact of Professional Circumstances on Political Ambition: Multivariate Results
Changes in Professional Circumstances: Predicting Dynamic AmbitionConclusion; 7: You Think I Should Run for Office?: Political Parties, Political Recruitment, and Political Ambition; Eligible Candidates' Political Attitudes and Partisanship; Who Gets Asked to Run for Office?; Political Recruitment and Considering a Candidacy; Changes in Relationships With and About the Political Parties: Predicting Dynamic Ambition; Conclusion; 8: Biting the Bullet: Deciding to Run for Office; So Many Reasons Not to Run for Office: Negative Perceptions of the Electoral Environment and the Campaign Process
Fundraising as a Deterrent to Running for Office
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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