Bochel, Catherine and Bochel, Hugh (2008) Women leaders in local government in the United Kingdom. Parliamentary Affairs, 61 (3). pp. 426-441. ISSN 0031-2290
Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsn010
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This article draws upon research undertaken in the United Kingdom in 2006 which examined aspects of the ‘leadership’ roles and functions of female and male councillors. The article highlights the continued under representation of women in terms of the proportion of councillors who are women, and the ‘gender gap’ that exists in terms of council leadership and the portfolios that men and women hold on council cabinets or executives. It moves on to a consideration of qualitative evidence that suggests that there are similarities and differences in the way that female and male councillors in leadership positions perceive of their roles and styles.
|Keywords:||Women, local government, Leadership, Gender|
|Subjects:||L Social studies > L200 Politics|
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
|Divisions:||College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Hugh Bochel|
|Deposited On:||04 Nov 2009 14:42|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2013 12:19|
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