The Nature of Women's Political Leadership: Women MPs in the Parliament of Victoria

Madeline Grey


This chapter explores the nature of women’s political leadership through the perceptions of a range of women MPs in the Parliament of Victoria. In-depth interviews with women MPs from the major political parties provide an interesting snapshot of their personal views on the ‘complexity of representation’ inherent in women’s political leadership. The concept of ‘representational burden’ is explored through their views on power and leadership and the issue of whether women MPs lead differently.


women MPs, politics, Parliament of Victoria, representation, political leadership

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