Exploring Theories of Female Leadership in South and Southeast Asia


Richter, Linda K. 1990. “Exploring Theories of Female Leadership in South and Southeast Asia.” Pacific Affairs, University of British Columbia 63 (4): 524–40.

Author: Linda K. Richter


This paper simply focuses on a more manageable group. In doing so, it (1) explores some of the key variables in the political prominence of Asian women and tries to see if any of these variables are distinctive to women; (2) assesses what, if any, advantages or disadvantages women have as women in leadership roles in south and southeast Asia; (3) determines what impact, if any, women characteristically have as women in the politics of these regions; and (4) predicts the prospects for future female leadership in these regions” (Richter, 1990, p. 252).

Topics: Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Political Participation Regions: Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Year: 1990

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