Gender Images in Public Administration (2nd ed.)

Legitimacy and the Administrative State

Camilla M. Stivers,

Gender Images in Public Administration: Legitimacy and the Administrative State

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Ten years after the first edition, Gender Images in Public Administration has been extensively updated to reflect recent research and new theoretical literature. Like its predecessor, this new edition applies a gender lens to the field of public administration, looking at issues of status, power, leadership, legitimacy, and change. Also included is an examination of women′s historical progress toward their current status in federal, state, and local governments. Stivers also assesses the peculiar nature of the organizational reality women experience, and their place in society at large as it is shaped by the administrative state.


Praise for the First Edition:

"Because so much of the way we frame our world is taken for granted, we remain blissfully oblivious to the assumptions which serve as the foundation for our relationships, rules, and policies. Stivers calls a halt to this blissful oblivion. By holding gender up to the light, she shows how it affects our interpretations of legitimacy, entitlement, and power."

¾ Public Administration Review


Camilla Stivers is Levin Professor of Urban Studies and Public Service at the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. She is Associate Editor of Public Administration Review, author of Bureau Men, Settlement Women: Constructing Public Administration in the Progressive Era, and a coauthor of Government Is Us: Public Administration in an Anti-government Era. She received her Ph.D. in public administration and policy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was a practicing administrator in nonprofit and public agencies for nearly two decades.

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