By Bruce O. Solheim

An exam of the political and social features specific to Scandinavia that have made women's upward thrust to strength extra swift than in different areas of the realm, this research additionally explores how the ensuing election of ladies has supplied worthwhile facts of the effect of girls leaders and their management type. Solheim starts off with a severe survey of feminist scholarship concerning the equality-difference debate and the appliance of such examine at the place of ladies in foreign politics. He concludes, during this appreciate, that management sort can have much less to do with gender than one could at the start suspect. Archival study and interviews with ladies in management roles give you the reader with a better examine the Scandinavian method, a view that may problem gender stereotypes round the world.

On most sensible of the World explores the Nordic political platforms in nice element and analyzes systemic components, equivalent to multi-party electoral platforms and consensus-seeking cultural associations, which give a contribution to the increase of such a lot of ladies leaders. Solheim compares and contrasts the political upward push of 2 Nordic girls leaders to energy and effect and, for the aim of cross-cultural comparability, one lady chief from the constructing international. a last bankruptcy ties jointly the theoretical framework and the case reports to indicate a course for destiny research.

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Chaos or Community (New York: Harper & Row, 1967), pp. 1-2. 20. D'Amico and D'Amico, p. 4. 21. The concept of "separate but equal" overturned in 1954 by the Supreme Court in Brown v. the Board of Education comes to mind. 22. , The Future of Difference (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1985), pp. xvxviii. 23. Peace researchers tend to point out the woman's traditional role as nurturer, and noncombatants. 24. Nancy Julia Chodrow, "Gender, Relation, and Difference," in Eisenstein and Jardine, The Future of Difference, pp.

A key date was 1961, when an agreement was made to equalize pay between men and women. In the 1967 campaign 41 Women's Rise to Power in Scandinavia women voters exercised their right to change the order of the party lists and put women candidates on top. This meant that when a certain party won a certain number of seats, the people on the top of the party list would get those elected seats. This list ordering had been done before to keep women off the top of the list; now it was reversed. 4 Percentage of Women in Nordic Government Assemblies, 1994 Parliament County Councils Municipal Councils Denmark 34 29 26 Finland 39 na 30 Iceland 24 na 22 Norway 39 39 29 Sweden 33 43 34 Source: Nordic Council of Ministers.

43. Martha Ackelsberg and Irene Diamond, "Gender and Political Life: New Directions in Political Science," in Beth B. Hess and Myra M. , Analyzing Gender: A Handbook of Social Science Research (Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1987), p. 506. 44. She voted "no" to entry into World War II as well. So controversial was her vote that she had to be escorted by the police from the Capitol building after other members of Congress threatened her. 45. Ackelsberg and Diamond, pp. 509, 516. 46. Ackelsberg and Diamond, p.

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