Women as National Leaders

Overview

This volume focuses on the careers of seven women who are, or have been, leaders of nations: Golda Meir, Isabel Per[ac]on, Corazon Aquino, Violeta Chamorro, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto and Margaret Thatcher.

Contributors to this comparative study use case studies to examine critical issues including: context; biographical factors; the path to power; leadership style; and to what extent gender mattered in a leader's rise and performance.

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Overview

This volume focuses on the careers of seven women who are, or have been, leaders of nations: Golda Meir, Isabel Per[ac]on, Corazon Aquino, Violeta Chamorro, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto and Margaret Thatcher.

Contributors to this comparative study use case studies to examine critical issues including: context; biographical factors; the path to power; leadership style; and to what extent gender mattered in a leader's rise and performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803943377
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/17/1992
  • Series: SAGE Focus Editions Series, #153
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Women as Chief Executives: Does Gender Matter? 1
2 Managing Softly in Turbulent Times: Corazon C. Aquino, President of the Philippines 13
3 Benazir Bhutto and Dynastic Politics: Her Father's Daughter, Her People's Sister 41
4 Women in Power in Nicaragua: Myth and Reality 70
5 Indira Gandhi and the Exercise of Power 103
6 Golda Meir: A Very Public Life 135
7 Peronisma: Isabel Peron and the Politics of Argentina 161
8 Margaret Thatcher and the Politics of Conviction Leadership 177
9 Women as National Leaders: What Do We Know? 211
10 Women as National Leaders: Patterns and Prospects 219
Index 230
About the Authors 240
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