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Women as Foreign Policy Leaders: National Security and Gender Politics in Superpower America

Sylvia Bashevkin


What is known about women’s participation as decision-makers in international affairs? Is it fair to assume, as many observers do, that female elites will mirror the relatively pacifist preferences of women in the general public as well as the claims of progressive feminist movements? By focusing on women’s presence in senior national security positions in the American political executive, Women as Foreign Policy Leaders offers among the first systematic responses to these questions. It examines four high-profile appointees in the United States since 1980: Jeane Kirkpatrick during the Reagan y ... More

Keywords: women, leadership, gender, feminism, foreign policy, international relations, Madeleine Albright, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Condoleezza Rice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190875374
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190875374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sylvia Bashevkin, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto