Date of Award
Master of Arts
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Talley, Anna Phillips, "Is Politics Really a Man's Game? Women as Political Recruiters and Participants" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1308.