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Out and Running : Gay and Lesbian Candidates, Elections, and Policy Representation - Donald P. Haider Markel

Out and Running

Gay and Lesbian Candidates, Elections, and Policy Representation

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"A rich and compelling analysis of the political representation of gay and lesbian elected candidates and elected officials within government institutions, especially at the state level. In addressing this timely and important theme, he does well in placing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement's political and policy concerns within their appropriate historical and contemporary contexts. This work should be of great interest to students, teachers, and activists."—Craig A. Rimmerman, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

"Out and Running is a landmark work by one of the nation's leading scholars of LGBT politics. Donald Haider-Markel draws on a rich variety of analyses to illuminate the fortunes of gay and lesbian politicians in the electoral and policy arenas. His book is essential reading not only for anyone interested in LGBT politics but also for anyone interested in broader issues of political representation."—Paul R. Brewer, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and author of Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights

"This book fills an important gap in the literature on LGBT politics, particularly given the dramatic growth in the numbers of openly LGBT candidates for public office. It presents a number of interesting findings about the strategies of LGBT candidates for state legislative office, the conditions under which they run and get elected, and most importantly, how electing LGBT legislators helps efforts to shape policies favored by the LGBT rights movement. More broadly, it contributes significantly to our understanding of the impacts of descriptive representation on public policies for marginalized groups as well as political backlashes against them."—Gary Mucciaroni, Temple University

A rich and compelling analysis of the political representation of gay and lesbian elected candidates and elected officials within government institutions, especially at the state level. In addressing this timely and important theme, he does well in placing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement's political and policy concerns within their appropriate historical and contemporary contexts. This work should be of great interest to students, teachers, and activists. -Craig A. Rimmerman, The Joseph P. DiGangi Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and professor of public policy and political science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Out and Running is a landmark work by one of the nation's leading scholars of LGBT politics. Donald Haider-Markel draws on a rich variety of analyses to illuminate the fortunes of gay and lesbian politicians in the electoral and policy arenas. His book is essential reading not only for anyone interested in LGBT politics but also for anyone interested in broader issues of political representation. -Paul R. Brewer, University of Wisconcin-Milwaukee, author of Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights This book fills an important gap in the literature on LGBT politics, particularly given the dramatic growth in the numbers of openly LGBT candidates for public office. It presents a number of interesting findings about the strategies of LGBT candidates for state legislative office, the conditions under which they run and get elected, and most importantly, how electing LGBT legislators helps efforts to shape policies favored by the LGBT rights movement. More broadly, it contributes significantly to our understanding of the impacts of descriptive representation on public policies for marginalized groups as well as political backlashes against them. -Gary Mucciaroni, Temple University

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Political Representation and a Brief History of the American LGBT Movementp. 1
See How They Run: Voter Preferences and Candidates' Experiences with the Role of Sexual Orientation in State Electionsp. 33
Assessing the Role of Sexual Orientation in Elections: LGBT State Legislative Candidates, 1992-2006p. 66
In the Legislature: Case Studies on Political Representation and LGBT State Legislatorsp. 84
Translating Descriptive Representation into Substantive Representationp. 118
Descriptive Representation and Backlashp. 129
Conclusion: Out for Goodp. 148
Appendixes
Survey of 2003-2004 State Legislative Candidatesp. 159
Political Representation Descriptive Statisticsp. 161
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9781589016996
ISBN-10: 1589016998
Series: American Governance and Public Policy series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st August 2010
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32