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Inhaltsangabe: This book examines the causes and consequences of gender gaps in policy preferences in the United States. While explaining the causes of gender gaps requires drawing from a wide array of fields, ranging from biology to economics, understanding their origins and consequences does much to further empirical research in public opinion and mass behavior.
Rezension: InThe Political Battle of the Sexes, Leslie Caughell strikes a bold move by refusing accounts of political behavior that rely exclusively on either biologistic or sociologistic forms of explanation. Drawing on research that shows that biology and environment reciprocally shape one another rather than being distinct or opposed, Caughell develops and tests a theoretical framework that social scientists can use to explore how social and biological factors together, in concert and over time, give form to the gender gap in different issue domains.The Political Battle of the Sexesis a provocation to social scientists to think in more subtle and complex ways about the categories and concepts that underlie their empirical work.--Samantha Frost, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign"