Call for Book Chapters: Global Perspectives on Women's Leadership and Gender (In)Equality [Palgrave Macmillan]

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Call for Papers
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Management and Leadership Studies, Business History / Studies, Humanities, Human Rights

Gender inequality remains one of the most important questions and a major barrier to human development; this interdisciplinary volume discusses women’s global leadership and women’s rights advancement around the globe. This book analyses women’s leadership roles world-wide; it is also a contribution to the growing field of leadership. We look at cross cultural examples and case-studies of outstanding women and female leaders. This book discusses contemporary leadership theories and obstacles to women’s leadership. A multitude of factors should be considered when estimating women’s participation in the international political arena. This study contributes to such fields as political science, women’s studies, feminist philosophy, and history. Various countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015; the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 aims at ending the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries. Equality is a fundamental human right and a foundation for a prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable world. Goal 5 is set to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. It has the following aims, among many others: “Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life” and “[u]ndertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.” (The UN, 2015). This edited volume is under contract with Plagrave Pacmillan. We seek contributions on Gender and Political Leadership, Equity, (In)equality, and others. Please submit your abstracts, along with your CV to and/or by November 18.

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Dr. Dmitry Kurochkin, Harvard University
Dr. Elena Shabliy, Harvard University

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