Title

Differences in Partisan Style and Ideology Between Female and Male State Party Committee Members

Abstract

This study examines differences in partisan style and ideology between male and female state political party committee members. Based on a 1994 survey, the study finds no gender differences in partisan style among Republicans and only minor differences among Democrats. There is only a minor ideological gender gap in both parties. The survey showed that both men and women have similar affiliative ties to the political party (e.g., years of service, numbers and types of positions held). It is argued that activists with closer affiliative ties to the party may encounter similar socializing experiences that mitigate possible gender differences.

Department(s)

Political Science

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1300/j014v18n04_03

Publication Date

1998

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