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Gender Images in Public Administration

Gender Images in Public Administration
Legitimacy and the Administrative State

Second Edition

June 2002 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Extensively updated to reflect recent research and new theoretical literature, this much-anticipated Second Edition applies a gender lens to the field of public administration, looking at issues of status, power, leadership, legitimacy and change. The author examines the extent of women's historical progress as public employees, their current status in federal, state, and local governments, the peculiar nature of the organizational reality they experience, and women's place in society at large as it is shaped by government. New to this edition are: incorporation of data, research studies and theoretical literature from the last 10 years; increased focus on gender images and how they work against women and men; and expanded coverage of nonprofit management.
Chapter 1 Gender and Public Administration
Chapter 2 "On Tap But Not on Top": Women in the Administrative State
Chapter 3 "Sharpening a Knife Cleverly": The Dilemma of Expertise
Chapter 4 "Look Like a Lady, Act Like a Man": The Dilemma of Leadership
Chapter 5 The Hero Factory: The Dilemma of Virtue
Chapter 6 From the Ground(s) Up: Women Reformers and the Rise of the Administrative State
Chapter 7 Paths Toward Change
About the Author

"I would urge you to buy this book... The bottom line is everyone in public administration should read this book. Translate it, challenge it, teach it, and use it as a guide to empirical research."

Kenneth J. Meier
Texas A&M University

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