Over the past several years, the fields of Leadership Studies and of Women's Studies have grown tremendously.  This book, which is a series of case studies of women who have headed governments across the globe, will discuss the conditions and situations under which women rose to power and give a brief biography of each woman .   A special chapter on why no U.S. woman has risen to the top,  and a review of the political campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Michele Bachmann and others  will be included. This book will be of interest for courses in women and leadership, global politics and gender studies.

chapter 1|13 pages

Introduction: Women as Political Leaders: Does Gender Matter?

ByMichael A. Genovese

chapter 3|37 pages

Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway

BySarah L. Henderson

chapter 5|34 pages

Women in Power in Nicaragua: Myth and Reality

ByMichelle A. Saint-Germain

chapter 6|32 pages

Indira Gandhi and the Exercise of Power

ByJana Everett

chapter 7|27 pages

Golda Meir: A Very Public Life

BySeth Thompson

chapter 9|30 pages

Angela Merkel: From Serendipity to Global Success

ByJanie S. Steckenrider

chapter 10|14 pages

“Perónisma”: Isabel Perón and the Politics of Argentina

BySara J. Weir

chapter 11|36 pages

Margaret Thatcher and the Politics of Conviction Leadership

ByMichael A. Genovese

chapter 12|30 pages

Why No Madame President?: Gender and Presidential Politics in the United States

ByRichard L. Fox, Zoe M. Oxley

chapter 13|9 pages

Conclusion: Women as Political Leaders: What Do We Know?

ByMichael A. Genovese