Gendered Images of Expertise, Leadership, and Virtue: Applying Stivers' Theoretical Framework to Police Practices as Represented in Publications from 1979-2009

Citation:

Larson, Robin Lynn. 2012. “Gendered Images of Expertise, Leadership, and Virtue: Applying Stivers’ Theoretical Framework to Police Practices as Represented in Publications from 1979 to 2009.” PhD. Diss. Florida Atlantic University. 

Author: Robin Lynn Larson

Abstract:

In this dissertation, a theoretical framework is developed from Camilla Stivers' (2002) argument that images of expertise, leadership and virtue are used to defend public administration's legitimacy in the face of criticisms about the inefficiencies of government and the power wielded by bureaucrats. Stivers argues that these legitimizing and traditional images have historical and cultural roots in ideas associated with masculinity, and that this harms women in the public sector.

Topics: Gender, Masculinity/ies, Gendered Discourses, Gendered Power Relations, Governance

Year: 2012

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