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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 to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 3: The Consequences of Gender for Women's Political Leadership
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 ...