Gender and political leadership : moving beyond stereotypes

Crawford, Mary C. & Simms, Marion (2010) Gender and political leadership : moving beyond stereotypes. In 4th Annual Public Leadership Workshop, 25-26 November 2010, Parliament House, Hobart.

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This short paper suggests that the categories of ‘transformational’ and ‘transactional’ leadership styles ( see Burns 1972) may provide analytical purchase on the question of whether current women leaders have radically different styles and approaches to the earlier second wave feminist generation. The two cases chosen for this paper are the senior women in the Labor and Liberal Parties – Julia Gillard and Julie Bishop. The evidence – explored below – indicates there are strong transactional qualities to both women leaders.

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ID Code: 40186
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Gender, Political Leadership, Stereotypes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Australian Government and Politics (160601)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2011 23:16
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:43

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