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Lisa Pace Vetter

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 1: Overview: Feminist Theories of Leadership

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Overview: Feminist Theories of Leadership
Overview: Feminist theories of leadership

It might seem odd to begin an encyclopedia about gender and leadership by claiming that there are no feminist theories of leadership. Yet an extensive study of feminist theory scholarship reveals an alarming dearth of theoretical analysis of women as leaders. What appears instead is a substantive amount of work on feminist theories of power, autonomy, citizenship, representation, and ethics, which are related to but not simply synonymous with feminist leadership. The field of women and politics, which is dominated primarily by political scientists, has produced ...

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