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dc.contributor.advisorSquire, Peverilleng
dc.contributor.authorNygaard, Danielleeng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 18, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Peverill Squire.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Political science.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Over the last century women legislators have made tremendous gains in state legislatures; yet their numbers remain far below the proportion of women in the general public. This essay examines women state legislators and their role as representatives. I will provide a discussion of the changing woman legislator through a case study analysis of the 175 women who have served in the Missouri House of Representatives as well as information from interviews I conducted with women who served in the House during the 2009 legislative session. Using Pitkin's (1967) concepts of substantive and descriptive representation, I will discuss women legislators as representatives and offer explanations for why the number of women state legislators has remained relatively stable over the last twenty years, highlighting the impact of term limits and the importance of recruitment in women's political representation.eng
dc.format.extentvi, 56 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc551781064eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6603
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6603eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 UM restricted theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theseseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshMissouri -- General Assembly -- House of Representativeseng
dc.subject.lcshWomen -- Political activityeng
dc.subject.lcshWomen legislatorseng
dc.titleWomen state legislators and represenation [sic]: a case study of Missouri, 1923-2009eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical science (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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