umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Conditions for gender equality in police leadership - making way for senior police women
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2017 (English)In: Police Practice and Research, ISSN 1561-4263, Vol. Published online: 08 Mar 2017, 1-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This  paper  aims  to  analyse  and  discuss  conditions  for  gender  equality  in  police  leadership.  This  is  done  by  interviewing  28  sworn  police  leaders  in  Sweden, and using a doing gender perspective for analyses. The results show that women and, to a greater extent, men in police leadership do gender traditionally. Explanations for the lack of female leaders and strategies for increasing the number of female leaders are shown to either focus on women as individuals (mostly men) or organisational structure and culture (mostly women).  Further,  strategies  to  reach  gender  equality  goals  are  critically  examined.  These  could  be  used  to  create  concrete  diversity  and  equality  work  within  police  and  other  organisations.  Whether  or  not  quantitative  gender equality work (raising the number of females in leadership positions) can create changes in qualitative gender equality (the learning of new norms to change experiences of inclusion and exclusion in relation to gender) is discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017. Vol. Published online: 08 Mar 2017, 1-13 p.
Keyword [en]
Police leadership; gender equality; inclusion; exclusion; doing gender
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132289DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2017.1300772OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132289DiVA: diva2:1080346
Available from: 2017-03-09 Created: 2017-03-09 Last updated: 2017-03-09

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full texthttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2017.1300772

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Haake, Ulrika
By organisation
Department of Education
Pedagogy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 4 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf