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The Resource Out of the running : why millennials reject political careers and why it matters, Shauna L. Shames

Out of the running : why millennials reject political careers and why it matters, Shauna L. Shames

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Out of the running : why millennials reject political careers and why it matters
Title
Out of the running
Title remainder
why millennials reject political careers and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Shauna L. Shames
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Millennials are often publicly criticized for being apathetic about the American political process and their lack of interest in political careers. But what do millennials themselves have to say about the prospect of holding political office? Are they as uninterested in political issues and the future of the American political system as the media suggests? [This book] goes directly to the source and draws from extensive research, including over 50 interviews, with graduate students in elite institutions that have historically been a direct link for their graduates into state or federal elected office: Harvard Law, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Boston's Suffolk University Law School. [The author], herself a young graduate of Harvard University, suggests that millennials are not uninterested; rather, they don't believe that a career in politics is the best way to create change. Millennials view the system as corrupt or inefficient and are particularly skeptical about the fundraising, frenzied media attention, and loss of privacy that have become staples of the American electoral process. They are clear about their desire to make a difference in the world but feel that the 'broken' political system is not the best way to do so—a belief held particularly by millennial women and women of color. The implications of [the author's] argument are crucial for the future of the American political system—how can a system adapt and grow if qualified, intelligent leaders are not involved? An engaging and accessible resource for anyone who follows American politics, [this book] highlights the urgent need to fix the American political system, as an absence of diverse millennial candidates leaves its future in a truly precarious position."--
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YDXCP
Dewey number
323/.0420973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.S53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Out of the running : why millennials reject political careers and why it matters, Shauna L. Shames
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Good reasons not to run -- 2. Political ambition: what it means and why we should care -- 3. The costs of running -- 4. The rewards of running -- 5. Weighing the costs and rewards of political careers -- 6. Inefficient and unappealing politics: women and candidate deterrence -- 7. Not our kind of game: women of color and the impact of high costs and low rewards -- 8. Change the system, change the candidates
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9781479825998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946161315
Label
Out of the running : why millennials reject political careers and why it matters, Shauna L. Shames
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Good reasons not to run -- 2. Political ambition: what it means and why we should care -- 3. The costs of running -- 4. The rewards of running -- 5. Weighing the costs and rewards of political careers -- 6. Inefficient and unappealing politics: women and candidate deterrence -- 7. Not our kind of game: women of color and the impact of high costs and low rewards -- 8. Change the system, change the candidates
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9781479825998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946161315

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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