Women as Political Leaders: Studies in Gender and Governing

Women as Political Leaders: Studies in Gender and Governing

by Michael A. Genovese
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Taylor & Francis
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Women as Political Leaders: Studies in Gender and Governing

Over the past several years, the fields of Leadership Studies and of Women's Studies have grown tremendously. This book, which is a series of case studies of women who have headed governments across the globe, will discuss the conditions and situations under which women rose to power and give a brief biography of each woman . A special chapter on why no U.S. woman has risen to the top, and a review of the political campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Michele Bachmann and others will be included. This book will be of interest for courses in women and leadership, global politics and gender studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848729919
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Series: Leadership: Research and Practice Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Georgia Sorenson & Ronald E. Riggio 1. Introduction: Women as Leaders: Does Gender Matter? Michael A. Genovese 2. Managing Softly in Turbulent Times: Corazon C. Aquino, President of the Philippines Jeanne-Marie Col 3. Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway Sarah Henderson 4. Benazir Bhutto and Dynastic Politics: Her Father's Daughter, Her People’s Sister Nancy Fix Anderson 5. Women in Power in Nicaragua: Myth and Reality Michelle A. Saint-Germain 6. Indira Gandhi and the Exercise of Power Jana Everett 7. Golda Meir: A Very Public Life Seth Thompson 8.Ma Ellen-The Iron Lady of Liberia: Evaluating Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Presidency Farida Jalalzai 9. Angela Merkel: From Serendipity to Global Success Janie Steckenrider 10. Perónisma: Isabel Perón and the Politics of Argentina Sara J. Weir 11. Margaret Thatcher and the Politics of Conviction Leadership Michael Genovese 12. Why No Madame President?: Gender and Presidential Politics in the United States Richard Fox, Zoe Oxley 13. Conclusion: Women as National Leaders: What Do We Know? Michael A. Genovese

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