Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact?
Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide
Reviews and Awards
"This is an outstanding book. Exhaustively researched, encyclopedic in scope, and elegantly written, Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact? provides insights into the comparative study of gender and leadership in a way that is certain to catapult Farida Jalalzai into the forefront of gender studies and leadership studies."--Michael A. Genovese, Loyola Chair of Leadership and Professor of Political Science, Loyola Marymount University
"Shattered, Cracked or Firmly Intact? will further Farida Jalalzai's reputation as a leading scholar of women in executive office. This impressive book draws on a wealth of comparative data and provides unique insights into the backgrounds and pathways into power of women leaders, furthering our understanding of why women have broken the highest glass ceiling in some countries but not others. For anyone interested in gender politics, leadership, and pathways into power, this book is essential reading and is likely to remain the definitive work on this area for years to come."--Rainbow Murray, Reader in Politics, Queen Mary, University of London
"Methodologically innovative, and drawing on an impressive array of data, Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact? not only addresses the cases of women who have acceded to office, but also compares them to their male predecessors and women who have run for but not won these positions. Timely and insightful, the book significantly advances research on gender and politics, executive roles, and leadership studies, and will thus be a standard reference for years to come."--Mona Lena Krook, Associate Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University