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.

Women's Leadership in Japan and Taiwan

Women's Leadership in Japan and Taiwan

Women's leadership in Japan and Taiwan

This chapter compares and contrasts the role of women in politics in Japan and Taiwan, two East Asian nations. What explains the relatively high representation of women in the Taiwanese political system, whereas in Japan the numbers are so much lower? What is the evidence for change and progress in each nation, and what are the obstacles to further improvement in women's representation? Do women act collectively once they gain seats in the political system?

Interviews on women and political representation in Taiwan were conducted December 14–31, ...

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