Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM228M: Leadership, Equality and Diversity

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Alvesson, M. and Y. D. Billing (2009). Understanding Gender and Organizations . Sage.


Baxter, J. and W. O. Wright (2000). “The glass ceiling hypothesis: A comparative study of the United

States, Sweden, and Australia”, Gender & Society 14: 275-294.


Broadnax, W. (2010). “Diversity in Public Organizations: A Work in Progress”, Public Administration Review


Davis L. E. (2016). Why are they angry with us? Essays on race . Chicago: Lyceum Books.


Dworkin A.G. and Dworkin R. J. (1999). The minority report: An introduction to racial, ethnic and gender relations . New York: Harcourt & Brace.


Foldy E. G. (2004). “Learning from Diversity: A Theoretical Exploration”, Public Administration Review 64(5): 529-38.


Garcia, J. A. (2014), “The Obama Factor and Pan-Minority Coalitions?”, Politics, Groups, and Identities 2(3): 491-499.


Gemmil, G. and J. Oakley (1992). “Leadership: An Alienating Social Myth?” Human Relations 45(2): 113-129.


Kimmel M.S. and A. L. Ferber (2017). Privilege: A Reader . Boulder: Westview Press.


Lawless J. L. and Richard L. Fox (2010). It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for Office . New York: Cambridge University Press.


Mansbridge, J. (2003). “Rethinking Representation”, American Political Science Review 97(4): 515-528.


O’Brien D. Z. and J. Rickne (2016), “Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Leadership”, American Political Science Review 110(1): 112-126.


Opstrup, N. and A. Villadsen (2015). “The Right mix? Gender Diversity in Top Management Teams and Financial Performances”, Public Administration Review 75: 291-301.


Rhode, D. L. (ed.) (2003). The Difference “Difference” Makes: Women and Leadership . Stanford: Stanford University Press.


Riccucci, N. (2002). Managing Diversity in Public Sector Workforces . Boulder: Westview Press.


Sabharwal, M. I. Hijal-Moghrabi and M. Royster (2014). “Preparing Future Public Servants: Role of Diversity in Public Administration”, Public Administration Quarterly 38: 206-245.


Schachter, H. L. (2017). “Women in Public Administration: Giving Gender a Place in Education for Leadership”, Administration & Society 49(1): 143-158.


Selden, S.C. and F. Selden (2001). “Rethinking diversity in public organizations for the 21th century: Moving towards a multicultural model”, Administration & Society 33: 303-329.


Tower L. E. and M. G. Alkadry (2008). “The Social Costs of Career Success for Women”, Review of Public Personnel Administration 28(2): 144-165.


Van Wart, M. and L. Dicke (2008). Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector . Armonk: M.E. Sharpe.


Wilkins, V. M. and B. N. Williams (2008). “Black of Blur: Racial Profiling and Representative

Bureaucracy”, Public Administration Review 68(4): 654-664.


Yoder, J. (2001). “Making Leadership work more effectively for women”, Journal of Social Issues 57: 815-828.