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Kvinnliga politiska ledare - en tvåfallsstudie av det ovanliga ledarskapet

Johansson, Terese LU (2015) STVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay examines female representation in political leader positions. The study
is contucted via a two case study of two autobiographies written by women - Gro
Harlem Brundtland and Margaret Thatcher - who have served as chiefs of
government. This case study is analysed through a theory which tries to explain
the reasons behind the low representation of female political leadership. In this
way the ambition has been to extract how the two women in the case study
overcame the reasons that usually shuts women out of obtaining political
leadership. To compliment the results, larger studies on the area are presented.
The study suggests that important factors could be growing up in a supportive
family with a father committed to... (More)
This essay examines female representation in political leader positions. The study
is contucted via a two case study of two autobiographies written by women - Gro
Harlem Brundtland and Margaret Thatcher - who have served as chiefs of
government. This case study is analysed through a theory which tries to explain
the reasons behind the low representation of female political leadership. In this
way the ambition has been to extract how the two women in the case study
overcame the reasons that usually shuts women out of obtaining political
leadership. To compliment the results, larger studies on the area are presented.
The study suggests that important factors could be growing up in a supportive
family with a father committed to politics, a marriage that permits the woman to
step away from the traditional female role as a mother and a caretaker to be able
to put her time outside the home. Indeed the historically role that the woman has
had seem to limit the actions of a woman today still. Being able to step out of
one’s gender role seems to be a key to obtain political leadership as a woman. (Less)
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Johansson, Terese LU
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STVK02 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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kvinnlig representation, politiskt ledarskap, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Margaret Thatcher
language
Swedish
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5205836
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2015-05-11 15:52:04
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  abstract     = {This essay examines female representation in political leader positions. The study
is contucted via a two case study of two autobiographies written by women - Gro
Harlem Brundtland and Margaret Thatcher - who have served as chiefs of
government. This case study is analysed through a theory which tries to explain
the reasons behind the low representation of female political leadership. In this
way the ambition has been to extract how the two women in the case study
overcame the reasons that usually shuts women out of obtaining political
leadership. To compliment the results, larger studies on the area are presented.
The study suggests that important factors could be growing up in a supportive
family with a father committed to politics, a marriage that permits the woman to
step away from the traditional female role as a mother and a caretaker to be able
to put her time outside the home. Indeed the historically role that the woman has
had seem to limit the actions of a woman today still. Being able to step out of
one’s gender role seems to be a key to obtain political leadership as a woman.},
  author       = {Johansson, Terese},
  keyword      = {kvinnlig representation,politiskt ledarskap,Gro Harlem Brundtland,Margaret Thatcher},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnliga politiska ledare - en tvåfallsstudie av det ovanliga ledarskapet},
  year         = {2015},
}