Women as National Leaders

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Women as National Leaders

By Michael A. Genovese
Sage Publications, 1992
241 pp. $46.00
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Do women achieve national leadership and then exercise political power differently than men? Case studies of Corazon Aquino, Benazir Bhutto, Violeta Chamorro, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, Isabel Peron and Margaret Thatcher seek to answer this question. The answer by and large is in the negative, and some of the authors seem disappointed by this. Most of these women are not seen as "transformational leaders" pursuing a feminist agenda. Whatever one's views on the gender issue, the individual case studies that form the core of the book are most informative.