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Author Stivers, Camilla.

Title Gender images in public administration : legitimacy and the administrative state / Camilla Stivers.

Published Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [2002]

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 UniM Bail  305.420973 STIV    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description ix, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-163) and index.
Contents 1. Gender and Public Administration 1 -- 2. "On Tap But Not on Top": Women in the Administrative State 14 -- Women in Public Service 15 -- Women's Organizational Reality 22 -- Glass Ceilings, Glass Walls 26 -- Who's Minding the Kids? 30 -- Women and the Administrative State 33 -- 3. "Sharpening a Knife Cleverly": The Dilemma of Expertise 39 -- Objective Expertise 41 -- Professional Autonomy 48 -- Hierarchy of Expertise 50 -- Brotherhood 54 -- Professionalism and Women 56 -- 4. "Look Like a Lady, Act Like a Man": The Dilemma of Leadership 59 -- A Portrait of the Leader 63 -- Women Leaders 71 -- Leadership and Public Administration 78 -- 5. Hero Factory: The Dilemma of Virtue 81 -- Virtue 82 -- Guardian 86 -- Seeker After Fame and Honor 88 -- Hero 96 -- Citizen 102 -- 6. From the Ground(s) Up: Women Reformers and the Rise of the Administrative State 108 -- True Womanhood 111 -- Becoming Businesslike 116 -- Shaping the Administrative State 119 -- Gender of Reform 121 -- 7. Paths Toward Change 126 -- Toward a Feminist Theory of Public Administration 127 -- New Images in Public Administration 131 -- Feminist Practical Wisdom 143.
Summary 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.
Subject Women in public life -- United States.
Women in the civil service -- United States.
Sex role -- United States.
Public administration -- United States.
ISBN 0761921737 (c)
0761921745 (p)