Women and Men in Political and Business Elites
A Comparative Study in the Industrialized World
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Women and Men in Political and Business Elites by Mino Vianello
Book Description**Awarded the Descartes Prize 2004 of the European Commission** How do gender inequalities translate at the top of politics and business? Is the gender gap eliminated for the most influential players in industrial democratic society? This informed and compelling analysis examines the demographic characteristics, family circumstances and career paths of a group of elite women. The book is noteworthy for being one of the first empirically based studies of women elites. Drawing on a sample from no less than 27 countries, a convincing and highly original picture is constructed that informs readers of career paths, values, social networks and gender battles for women elites. Co-ordinated by Mino Vianello and Gwen Moore, the research fills in a huge gap about how power actually operates in industrial-democratic societies. It enables us to test the view that substantial equality between the sexes has been achieved in the twenty first century. It constitutes a landmark work, both in the study of gender difference and the analysis of power.The findings will be of interest to academics and advanced students in a wide range of disciplines including stratification, globalization, political science, international relations, gender, sociology, organizational studies and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412902670
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mino Vianello
Gender and Power, Hardback (October 2015)
Bringing together perspectives from multiple disciplines and diverse regions of the world, this book explores the causes of persistent gender inequalities in public and private life, their implications for the meaning of democracy in the 21st century, and strategies for social transformation to attain democratic governance and gender justice.
Gendering Elites, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Mino Vianello
This study is aimed at identifying the mechanisms through which women can reach positions of power in public life. The study highlights the processes which may contribute new impulse to the vitality of the industrialized countries, introducing models characterized by flexibility and creativity both in enterprises and politics.
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