Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2543

Date

2015

Date of Award

12-4-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Political Science

Committee Chair

Eric Groenendyk

Committee Member

Sharon Stanley

Committee Member

Doug Imig

Abstract

Women are assumed to participate less often, and less effectively than men. Looking at the way women recruit others to participate, and their participation in protest activity, women seem to be as effective as men. As recruiters, men and women tend to recruit others of their gender, and due to the way women have been historically excluded, there are fewer women in politics who can recruit others to participate. Although they recruit as effectively as men, women are less likely to already be in positions of power that allow them to recruit. These structural barriers to participation reflect structural problems, not effeicacy probelms for women.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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