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Gender, greedy institutions, and the departmental court

Gender, greedy institutions, and the departmental court
Gender, greedy institutions, and the departmental court
This article seeks to identify, map and understand the ways in which the everyday beliefs and practices of British central government departments embed social constructions of masculinity and femininity. It draws on observational fieldwork and repeat interviews conducted between 2002 and 2004 to analyse the everyday practices of departmental courts. We argue these courts have gendered practices and are ‘greedy institutions’. We unpack their practices of hierarchy, civility, rationality, gendered division of work, and long hours. We argue that these practices have significant gender consequence most notably women have few institutional options but to ‘manage like men’.
0033-3298
582-598
Rhodes, R.A.W.
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Mackay, Fiona
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Rhodes, R.A.W.
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Mackay, Fiona
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Rhodes, R.A.W. and Mackay, Fiona (2013) Gender, greedy institutions, and the departmental court. Public Administration, 91, 582-598. (doi:10.1111/padm.12012).

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This article seeks to identify, map and understand the ways in which the everyday beliefs and practices of British central government departments embed social constructions of masculinity and femininity. It draws on observational fieldwork and repeat interviews conducted between 2002 and 2004 to analyse the everyday practices of departmental courts. We argue these courts have gendered practices and are ‘greedy institutions’. We unpack their practices of hierarchy, civility, rationality, gendered division of work, and long hours. We argue that these practices have significant gender consequence most notably women have few institutional options but to ‘manage like men’.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 12 February 2013
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 348812
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/348812
ISSN: 0033-3298
PURE UUID: b5cb4705-0298-438b-97f2-ba1e96aef68b
ORCID for R.A.W. Rhodes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1886-2392

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Date deposited: 19 Feb 2013 15:49
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 03:26

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Author: R.A.W. Rhodes ORCID iD
Author: Fiona Mackay

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