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Different policies, different voices: gender and legislative coordination in the United States Congress

Title
Different policies, different voices: gender and legislative coordination in the United States Congress
Authors
Lee J.
Ewha Authors
이종곤
SCOPUS Author ID
이종곤scopus
Issue Date
2022
Journal Title
Policy Studies
ISSN
0144-2872JCR Link
Citation
Policy Studies vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 659 - 675
Keywords
abortionCritical mass theorylegislative coordinationpolicy dimensionviolence against women
Publisher
Routledge
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
As critical mass theorists have argued, the number of female legislators is important in the enactment of gender-status laws. Female legislators share strong beliefs on women's rights and have easily coordinated their legislative activities on gender issues. In addition, their strong coordination and consequent political influence have often allowed them to form a legislative majority by influencing male legislators. Gender policies, however, are frequently associated with non-gender policy dimensions on which female legislators tend to have different ideas. Thus, when a gender issue is interpreted in terms of a conspicuous non-gender policy dimension, critical mass theory may not work properly; the heterogeneity of female legislators regarding non-gender policy dimensions can weaken their legislative coordination, thereby hampering gender-status lawmaking. This article examines these propositions by reviewing the legislative histories of violence against women and the legality of abortion in the United States. © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
DOI
10.1080/01442872.2020.1803254
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