Michele L Swers
Department of Government
- Julie Dolan, Melissa Deckman, and Michele Swers. Women in Politics, 3rd Edition. Lanaham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
- Michele L. Swers. Women in the Club: Gender and Policy Making in the Senate. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
- Michele Swers. The Difference Women Make: The Policy Impact of Women in Congress. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Articles in journals
- Michele L. Swers. "Pursuing Women’s Interests in Partisan Times: Explaining Gender Differences in Legislative Activity on Health, Education, and Women’s Health Issues." Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 37.3 (2016): 249-273.
- Karen E. Kitchens and Michele L. Swers. "Why Aren’t There More Republican Women in Congress? Gender, Partisanship, and Fundraising Support in the 2010 and 2012 Elections." Politics & Gender (2016).
- Michele L. Swers. "Women & Legislative Leadership in the U.S. Congress: Representing Women’s Interests in Partisan Times." Daedalus 145.3 (2016): 44-56.
- Mark C. Hines and Michele L. Swers. "Ideological Warriors and Constituent Servants: Understanding the Determinants of Participation on Health Care Legislation in the Polarized Senate." Congress & the Presidency 42 (2015): 147-180.
- Michele L. Swers and Christine C. Kim. "Replacing Sandra Day O’Connor: Gender and the Politics of Supreme Court Nominations." Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy 34.1 (2013): 23-48.
- Beth Reingold and Michele L. Swers. "An Endogenous Approach to Women’s Interests: When are Interests Interesting in and of Themselves." Politics & Gender (2011).
- Michele L. Swers. " Building a Legislative Reputation on National Security: The Impact of Stereotypes Related to Gender and Military Experience." Legislative Studies Quarterly 32.4 (2007).
- Michele Swers. "Connecting Descriptive and Substantive Representation: An Analysis of Sex Differences in Cosponsorship Activity in the House of Representatives." Legislative Studies Quarterly (2005).
- Michele Swers. "Whatever Happened to the Year of the Woman: Lessons from the 1992 and 2002 Elections." Japanese Journal of the International Society for Gender Studies (2004).
- Laura Van Assendelft, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Julie Dolan, Barbara Palmern and Michele Swers. "Political Science in a Different Voice: Women Faculty Perspectives on the Status of Women in Political Science Departments in the South." PS: Political Science and Politics 36.2 (2003): 311-315.
- Michele Swers. "Research on Women in Legislatures: What Have We Learned and Where are We Going?." Women & Politics 23.1/2 (2002): 167-185.
- Michele Swers. "Congressional Women: An Examination of Their Impact on Policy and Institutions." PS: Political Science and Politics 34.2 (2001): 217-220.
- Michele Swers. "Are Congresswomen More Likely to Vote for Women’s Issue Bills Than Their Male Colleagues?." Legislative Studies Quarterly 23 (1998): 435-448.
Articles in books
- Michele L. Swers. "Gender and Party Politics in a Polarized Era." Party and Procedure in the United States Congress, 2nd Edition. Ed. Jacob R. Straus and Matthew E. Glassman. Lanaham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017: 279-299
- Michele L. Swers. "From the Republican Revolution to the Tea Party Wave: Republican Women and the Politics of Women’s Issues." Women as Republican Party Activists, Candidates, and Legislators . Ed. Shauna Shames and Malliga Och . : Praeger Press, 2017.
- Michele L. Swers. "Representing Women’s Interests in a Polarized Congress." Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future, 3rd Edition. Ed. Sue Thomas and Clyde Wilcox. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014: 162-180
- Michele L. Swers. "Unpacking Women’s Issues: Gender and Policymaking on Health Care, Education, and Women’s Health in the U.S. Senate." Representation: The Case of Women. Ed. Michelle Taylor-Robinson and Maria Escobar-Lemmon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Michele Swers and Stella Rouse. "Descriptive Representation: Understanding the Impact of Identity on Substantive Representation of Group Interests." Oxford Handbook of Congress. Ed. Eric Schickler and Frances Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Michele Swers. "Gender Differences as a Basis for a Refoundation of the Social Science: The Political Integration of Women: Explaining Women’s Slow Advancement into Political Office." The Future of Poltiical Science: 100 Perspectives. Ed. Gary King, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Norman H. Nie. New York: Routledge, 2009.
- Michele Swers. "Policy Leadership Beyond ’Women’s’ Issues." Legislative Women: Getting Elected, Getting Ahead. Ed. Beth Reingold. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2008: 117-133
- Michele Swers and Carin Larson. "Women and Congress: Do They Act as Advocates for Women’s Issues." Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future, 2nd Edition. Ed. Sue Thomas and Clyde Wilcox. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
- Michele Swers. "Descriptive Representation in the United States: A Case of Institutional and Cultural Resistance." Women and Parliamentary Representation Around the World. Ed. Manon Tremblay. Montreal: Remue-menage, 2004.
- Michele Swers. "Transforming the Agenda? Analyzing Gender Differences in Women’s Issue Bill Sponsorship." Women Transforming Congress. Ed. Cindy Simon Rosenthal. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.
- Michele Swers. "Research on Women in Legislatures: What Have We Learned Where Are We Going?." Women & Congress: Running , Winning, and Ruling. Ed. Karen O’Connor. West Hazelton, PA: Haworth Press, 2002: 167-185
- Michele Swers. "Are Congresswomen More Likely to Vote for Women’s Issue Bills Than Their Male Colleagues?." American Politics: Cases and Readings, 2nd Edition. Ed. Karen O’Connor. New York: Longman , 2001.
- Theda Skocpol, with the assistance of Marshall Ganz, Ziad Munson, Michele Swers, Bayliss Camp, and Jennifer Oser. "How Americans Became Civic." Civic Engagement in American Democracy. Ed. Theda Skocpol and Morris Fiorina. Washington, DC and New York: Brookings Institution and Russell Sage Foundation, 1999.