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Haider-Markel, Donald P
Out and running : gay and lesbian candidates, elections, and policy representation / Donald P. Haider-Markel
Alternate Title Gay and lesbian candidates, elections, and policy representation
Washington D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c2010
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Subject(s) Gays -- Political activity -- United States
Gay politicians -- United States
Lesbians -- Political activity -- United States
Political campaigns -- United States
Elections -- United States
Physical Description xiii, 188 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-180) and index
Contents Political representation and a brief history of the American LGBT movement -- See how they run : voter preferences and candidates' experiences with the role of sexual orientation in state elections -- Assessing the role of sexual orientation in elections : LGBT state legislative candidates, 1992-2006 -- In the legislature : case studies on political representation and LGBT state legislators -- Translating descriptive representation into substantive representation -- Descriptive representation and backlash -- Conclusion : out for good -- Appendix A: Survey of 2003-2004 State legislative candidates -- Appendix B: Political representation descriptive
Summary This volume presents an analysis of the political representation of gay and lesbian elected candidates and elected officials within government institutions, especially at the state level. It presents a number of 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
Series American governance and public policy

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