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 as Leaders in Congress

Women as leaders in congress

In recent decades political scientists have dedicated a great deal of attention to the study of female politicians with specific attention focused on female legislators. This research includes analyses of the obstacles women confront when running for legislative office, including incumbency advantage, fund-raising challenges, and exclusion and absence from the pool of eligible candidates (e.g., Darcy, Welch, & Clark, 1994; Palmer & Simon, 2008; Sanbonmatsu, 2006). In addition, extant research has examined how women behave once in elected office (e.g., Bingham, 1997; Dodson, 2006; Swers, 2002; ...

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