+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process : Public Policy, Public Opinion, and Political Representation - Ellen D. B. Riggle

Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process

Public Policy, Public Opinion, and Political Representation

By: Ellen D. B. Riggle (Editor), Barry L. Tadlock (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th October 1999
ISBN: 9780231115858
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 22+ years old

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $73.00
$59.80
18%
OFF
Ships in 3 to 4 business days

From "Don't ask, don't tell" to the Defense of Marriage Act, from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the continued battle against AIDS, gays and lesbians have been in the spotlight during the Clinton administration. They now form a political interest group as well as a social community, and political scientists, legal scholars, and the media have started speculating on the impact of this newfound prominence.

"Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process" puts theory to the test by compiling the current research of political scientists working in an empirical tradition. The articles in this volume extend and expand on a growing body of research on the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered equality in the political world, with a focus on the areas of public policy, public opinion, and political representation. Contributors tackle such questions as: What factors determine the adoption and effectiveness of nondiscrimination policies based on sexual orientation? How do variables of education, religion, and urban location influence public attitudes toward lesbians and gays? How has the emergence of the Christian Right paradoxically helped to consolidate the gay and lesbian movement? How are opportunities for political participation used to advance or curtail lesbian and gay rights? How will voters evaluate openly gay and lesbian candidates for public office?

This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of American politics and gay and lesbian studies as well as for community activists.

"A treasure-trove... of data and analysis for anyone concerned with whether and how the democratic process works for lesbians and gays." -- "The Lesbian Review of Books" "A treasure-trove... of data and analysis for anyone concerned with whether and how the democratic process works for lesbians and gays." -- The Lesbian Review of Books "A treasure-trove... of data and analysis for anyone concerned with whether and how the democratic process works for lesbians and gays." -- "The Lesbian Review of Books"

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process: Past, Present, and Futurep. 1
Spatial and Temporal Diffusion of Local Antidiscrimination Policies for Sexual Orientationp. 22
Antidiscrimination Laws in Local Government: A Public Policy Analysis of Municipal Lesbian and Gay Public Employment Protectionp. 39
Dillon's Rule and Gay Rights: State Control Over Local Efforts to Protect the Rights of Lesbians and Gay Menp. 62
Elite Attitudes Toward Homosexualsp. 89
Does the Public Support Equal Employment Rights for Gays and Lesbians?p. 118
Gay and Lesbian Rights: Emerging Trends in Public Opinion and Voting Behaviorp. 146
The Effects of Sexual Orientation on Citizen Perceptions of Candidate Viabilityp. 170
Group Stereotypes and Evaluations of Individuals: The Case of Gay and Lesbian Polit)cal Candidatesp. 192
Institutions Matter: Local Electoral Laws, Gay and Lesbian Representation, and Coalition Building Across Minority Communitiesp. 220
Creating Change -- Holding the Line: Agenda Setting on Lesbian and Gay Issues at the National Levelp. 242
The Youth of the Movement: Gay Activists in 1972-1973p. 269
List of Contributorsp. 297
Indexp. 301
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780231115858
ISBN-10: 0231115857
Series: Power, Conflict, & Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 6th October 1999
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.32  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.41