Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 70: Women's Leadership in Political Science
Shauna Lani Shames
Women's leadership in political science This chapter offers a broad-strokes overview of the history and status of women's leadership in political science. It pays special attention to the barriers impeding women's further advancement and to the efforts on the part of women to make the discipline more inclusive both of women as leaders and of scholarship on women's political behavior and issues. I examine four themes: (1) the current status of women in political science leadership, (2) the history of women's leadership in the discipline, (3) women's leadership in scholarship and teaching on women and politics, and (4) resistance and backlash. The chapter concludes with a note on future directions, briefly analyzing persistent problems holding women back from full inclusion in field leadership and offering solutions drawn from research. Despite women's advancements as Ph.D. recipients in political science over the past several decades, men continue to dominate the professoriate and ...