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Pergamon Policy Studies on Social Policy : Women's Movement in Community Politics in the US : the Role of Local Commissions on the Status of Women.

By: Stewart, D. W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pergamon Policy Studies on Social Policy Ser: Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2013Copyright date: ©1980Description: 1 online resource (160 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781483285795.Subject(s): United States. -- President's Commission on the Status of WomenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pergamon Policy Studies on Social Policy : Women's Movement in Community Politics in the US : the Role of Local Commissions on the Status of WomenDDC classification: 305.42 LOC classification: HQ1420.S78 1980Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Front Cover -- The Women's Movement in Community Politics in the U.S.: The Role of Local Commissions on the Status of Women -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Chapter 1. INSTITUTIONALIZING FEMALE PARTICIPATION: AN INTRODUCTION -- Commissions on the Status of Women: Historical Perspectiv e -- Local Commission Focus: The Rationale -- Research Design and Data Base -- Significance of the Research -- Organization -- Chapter 2. OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION AND PERFOR-MANCE -- Organization -- Parameters of Performance -- Traits Shared by High-Performing Commissions -- Traits Unrelated to Variation in Commission Performance -- Traits s Associated with Single Dimensions of Performance -- Commission Profiles: Their Application -- Chapter 3. SUCCESSFUL COMMISSIONS: GOAL-AREA ACTIVITIES AND ISSUE PRIORITIES -- Goal-Area Activity: General Overview -- Issue Involvement: General Overview -- Context Factors: Political Sources of Variation in CSW Performance -- Shaping the Commission Issue Agenda -- Chapter 4. COMMISSIONS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS: PERFORMANCE AS AGENDA BUILDING -- Issue and the Respective Agenda -- Issue Shunned by Commissions -- Chapter 5. COMMISSIONS AND THEIR AUDIENCES: PERFORMANCE AS EFFECTIVENESS -- Theoretical and Methodological Concerns -- The Executive Officer Viewpoint -- The Civil Rights Enforcement Viewpoint -- The Reformist-Activist Viewpoint -- The Feminist-Activist Viewpoint -- The Nonmainstream Activist Viewpoint -- Chapter 6. THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT: ORGANIZING CHANGE AND EVALUATING INSTITUTIONS -- Pluralism and Positive Change -- Protest and Positive Change -- Bureaucracy and Positive Change -- Pluralist Politics in Action: Commissions on the Status of Women -- Protest Politics: Issues for Organizing -- Bureaucratic Politics: Programs That Succeed -- Activist Resources: Where Should They Concentrate?.
Future Research Agenda -- Appendix A: Interview Schedule -- Appendix B: Personal Profile Questionnaire -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary: 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.
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Front Cover -- The Women's Movement in Community Politics in the U.S.: The Role of Local Commissions on the Status of Women -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Chapter 1. INSTITUTIONALIZING FEMALE PARTICIPATION: AN INTRODUCTION -- Commissions on the Status of Women: Historical Perspectiv e -- Local Commission Focus: The Rationale -- Research Design and Data Base -- Significance of the Research -- Organization -- Chapter 2. OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION AND PERFOR-MANCE -- Organization -- Parameters of Performance -- Traits Shared by High-Performing Commissions -- Traits Unrelated to Variation in Commission Performance -- Traits s Associated with Single Dimensions of Performance -- Commission Profiles: Their Application -- Chapter 3. SUCCESSFUL COMMISSIONS: GOAL-AREA ACTIVITIES AND ISSUE PRIORITIES -- Goal-Area Activity: General Overview -- Issue Involvement: General Overview -- Context Factors: Political Sources of Variation in CSW Performance -- Shaping the Commission Issue Agenda -- Chapter 4. COMMISSIONS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS: PERFORMANCE AS AGENDA BUILDING -- Issue and the Respective Agenda -- Issue Shunned by Commissions -- Chapter 5. COMMISSIONS AND THEIR AUDIENCES: PERFORMANCE AS EFFECTIVENESS -- Theoretical and Methodological Concerns -- The Executive Officer Viewpoint -- The Civil Rights Enforcement Viewpoint -- The Reformist-Activist Viewpoint -- The Feminist-Activist Viewpoint -- The Nonmainstream Activist Viewpoint -- Chapter 6. THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT: ORGANIZING CHANGE AND EVALUATING INSTITUTIONS -- Pluralism and Positive Change -- Protest and Positive Change -- Bureaucracy and Positive Change -- Pluralist Politics in Action: Commissions on the Status of Women -- Protest Politics: Issues for Organizing -- Bureaucratic Politics: Programs That Succeed -- Activist Resources: Where Should They Concentrate?.

Future Research Agenda -- Appendix A: Interview Schedule -- Appendix B: Personal Profile Questionnaire -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.

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.

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