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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work ...

Overview: Women's Leadership in Selected Public Policy Advocacy Arenas
Overview: Women's leadership in selected public policy advocacy arenas

Public policy is based primarily on culture, and as a nation's culture changes, possibilities exist for changes in policies. In the United States, as in other countries, public policy as it affects women is based on cultural definitions of women's roles. Changes occur in those definitions, but policy often lags role changes, and not everyone accepts changed role definitions at that time or to the same extent. Policy advocacy by women focuses either on acceptance of changes in ...

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