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2020 marked the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  Temple University Press' books show women's indomitable political power as candidates, leaders, and state legislators, as well as women's coalition dynamics, and how they navigate the political campaigns and inform public opinion.  View our full list of Women's Studies titles


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Bernie Sanders and the Boundaries of Reform

A reissued edition of a significant case study of the achievements and failures of Bernard Sanders’ radical administration in 1980s Burlington, VT

Choosing State Supreme Court Justices

The first systematic, comprehensive evaluation of whether merit selection actually leads to better judges

Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

Now in Paperback—the opinions—and evolution—of Michael Smerconish, the provocative radio/TV host and political pundit

Empowered by Design

Do reforms that decentralize the state actually empower women?

The Evangelical Crackup?

Explaining evangelicalism’s relationship to the party system

Feminist Post-Liberalism

Reconciling liberalism and feminist theory Read a blog entry by the author

Gender Differences in Public Opinion

Explores the gender gap in public opinion through a values lens Read a blog entry by the author

The Gendered Executive

Examining national executives through the lens of identity, representation, and power

God Talk

Explores religion's impact on political attitudes using a series of controlled experiments

Good Reasons to Run

How and why women run for office Read a blog entry by the editors

The Great Migration and the Democratic Party

Examining the political impact of Black migration on politics in three northern cities from 1915 to 1965

Navigating Gendered Terrain

Explores how candidates and campaign professionals navigate the gendered terrain of political campaigns

Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

Addressing important issues in Pennsylvania politics and policy in a constructive, nonpartisan manner

Philadelphia Battlefields

How upstart political candidates achieved spectacular successes over Philadelphia’s entrenched political establishment

Push Back, Move Forward

An in-depth explanation of the coalition dynamics—origin, workings, strengths, and weaknesses—of the National Council of Women’s Organizations

Reinventing the Austin City Council

Examining how Austin, Texas changed the way it elects its city council—and why it matters

Religion and Political Tolerance in America

Cutting-edge scholarship that sets the agenda for research on religion and political tolerance

Rude Democracy

A look at how civility and incivility are strategic weapons on the state of American democracy, now with a new Preface for 2020

Who Will Speak for America?

Forty American writers mark a vital new age of protest and possibility

Why Veterans Run

Why more than half of American presidential candidates have been military veterans—and why it matters

Women Take Their Place in State Legislatures

Investigating the opportunities, resources, and frames that women utilize to create legislative caucuses