№ 1, 2005
First ladies institute (the US example)
The article is based on the author's empirical study of the American material. The attention is focused on the "first ladies" institute as a political phenomenon and significant electoral factor. The work analyzes particularities of the dynamics and development stages of the "first ladies" institute, as well as changes in its representatives' official status. C.Kim explains, among others, why the "first ladies" institute had been first established in the USA and why it didn’t get similar development in other Western democracies.
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