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Structure, culture and passivity: a case study of women in a semi-state organization

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Pat
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-14T09:26:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-14T09:26:17Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation O'Connor, P. (2000) ‘Structure, culture and passivity: a case study of women in a semi-state organisation’, Public Adminstration and Development, 20, p265-275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/397
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Much of the Irish semi-state sector is still characterized by permanent employment within male-dominated hierarchical structures. This case study focuses on a rural semi-state organization with a statutory obligation as regards the economic, social and cultural development of a particular geographical area. Documentary material showed that it was highly skewed in gender terms, with men holding the overwhelming majority (93 per cent) of the higher positions, and women the overwhelming majority (89 per cent) of the lower positions. Such patterns are by no means atypical as regards state and semi-state structures. Drawing on qualitative material from taped focus group sessions with roughly 80 per cent of the women employed in this organization, the article illustrates the multifaceted ways (structural, cultural and individual) in which women's position at the lower levels of that organization was maintained. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Public Administration and Development;20/ p265-275
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1099-162X(200008)20:3<265::AID-PAD135>3.0.CO;2-L
dc.subject semi-state en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Structure, culture and passivity: a case study of women in a semi-state organization en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.internal.rssid 1134618


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