Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact?: Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide

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Oxford University Press, Feb 12, 2013 - Political Science - 304 pages
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In the past 50 years, fewer than eighty women worldwide have attained the office of prime minister or president. In 2010, women held just seventeen of the world's 252 executive posts - slightly less than seven percent. In Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact?, Farida Jalalzai explores the patterns of women executive's paths, powers, and potential impacts, examining the global and national mechanisms that prevent women from attaining executive office. Combining a broad understanding of global dynamics of executive power with detailed studies of individual women leaders, Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact? analyzes how institutionally embedded gender expectations limit women's representational impact.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
The Literature
12
Positions Selections Systems and Powers
31
4 A More InDepth Analysis of Executive Positions and Paths
56
5 General Backgrounds of Women Leaders
79
Political Families and Activism
94
7 A Statistical Analysis of Womens Rule
115
8 An Overview of Female Presidential Candidacies
135
The Historic Candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Ségolčne Royal
149
10 Conclusions on Women Executives and Directions for Future Research
174
Biographies of Women Leaders 19602010
185
Notes
239
References
261
Index
293
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Farida Jalalzai is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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