Investigating the Stagnant Political Situation in Pittsburgh

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Investigating the Stagnant Political Situation in Pittsburgh A Proposal for the Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy Target Organization Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy Aims to improve status of women through fighting for policy change High degree of interaction with female voters in Pennsylvania Gender Differences in Voters Empirical evidence suggests that men and women respond differently to political scenarios Possibly reinforced by the women's movement, which suggested to many women that their political views ought to be different from those of their husbands or father In Pittsburgh, frustration with current scenarios appears to be inhibiting voter action generally and female voter responsiveness especially Problem and Need Pittsburgh lags behind cities of comparable size in terms of economic and cultural development Stagnancy is readily apparent in both city and county government offices This has led to dormancy in the political process as a whole, and apathy or feelings of ineffectiveness for voters Political Stagnancy Political stagnancy can be observed in much of the United States in the current era Former greatness or large degrees of success appear to be predictive of stagnancy, which definitely applies to Pittsburgh in terms of its former industrial glory Currently, three intersecting and interrelated areas of politics, education, and the economy contribute to the stagnancy Program/Project Goal

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