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Female Lobbyists: Women in the World of "Good Ol' Boys"

Anthony J. Nownes and Patricia K. Freeman
The Journal of Politics
Vol. 60, No. 4 (Nov., 1998), pp. 1181-1201
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2647737
Page Count: 21
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Female Lobbyists: Women in the World of "Good Ol' Boys"
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Abstract

Using data from a survey of 595 state interest representatives, this paper tests a number of hypotheses regarding the differences between male and female lobbyists. As expected, women remain underrepresented in state lobbying communities, and seldom climb to the pinnacle of the lobbying profession. Though there is some evidence that women behave differently than their male counterparts, the data support the notion that women are rapidly being assimilated into "good ol' boy" lobbying networks. First, it appears that state policymakers take female lobbyists seriously. Second, women do not appear to have less cooperative relationships with public officials than men. Finally, female lobbyists are approached by public officials for advice more frequently than male lobbyists are Female assimilation notwithstanding, the data show that because of their different orientations and priorities, female lobbyists have had a substantial impact on both the style and substance of state politics.

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