Women Political Leaders: Breaking the Highest Glass Ceiling

Women Political Leaders: Breaking the Highest Glass Ceiling

by J. Jensen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312223382

ISBN-13: 9780312223380

Pub. Date: 11/25/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book examines the many routes forty or so women have taken to become president or prime minister of their countries and the problems they have encountered once in office. Their ability to deal with the difficulties of governmental and party leadership in a male-dominated culture are discussed along with an evaluation of their performance in managing domestic

Overview

This book examines the many routes forty or so women have taken to become president or prime minister of their countries and the problems they have encountered once in office. Their ability to deal with the difficulties of governmental and party leadership in a male-dominated culture are discussed along with an evaluation of their performance in managing domestic problems and handling the issues of war and peace. The essential question asked throughout is what difference being female made in their governing style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312223380
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/25/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Rising to the Top: Widows and Daughters Rising to the Top: Professional Politicians Rising to the Top: Temporaries, Tokens, and Ceremonial Leaders The Early Years Educational Experiences Balancing Family and Political Career Early Professional Political Experiences Running for Office Governmental and Party Leadership Political Decision-making Style Policy Priorities The Warrior Queen The Peacemaker Conclusion

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