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Chapter 3: The Consequences of Gender for Women's Political Leadership
To reconstitute political institutions is one thing; to reconstitute a society and its culture quite another. The first seems unattainable and the second seems inconceivable. Thus, that which lies within ourselves also cuts against our grain—ensuring, I suspect, that the leadership question will remain both centrally important and only rarely answered.
—Bert Rockman, The Leadership Question, 1984
Gender is not synonymous with women, nor is it simply the social construction of biological sex (Butler, 1990). As a result, to ...