Advisor

Phillip Cooper

Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Affairs and Policy

Department

Urban Studies and Planning

Physical Description

1 online resource (vi, 256 pages)

Subjects

Leadership in women -- Burma -- Religious aspects, Women -- Political activity -- Burma, Women -- Burma -- Social conditions, Sustainable development -- Burma

DOI

10.15760/etd.1813

Abstract

This research focuses on women's leadership roles for sustainable development in crisis conditions with particular attention to the foundations of the leadership roles of women based in spirituality and religion. The research question for this study ask: How do religious and spiritual traditions contribute to the leadership roles of women that can be effective in building sustainable development in crisis conditions? The study uses a content analysis of a key body of women's writings from Burma. The findings from the data explain some of the ways in which spirituality and religion have played significant roles in promoting the leadership of women at the community level for sustainable development under crisis conditions. The study contributes to theory development by generating a set of propositions on the leadership roles of women drawing from religious and spiritual traditions that can be tested in other regions and countries. The study also offers a set of lessons for sustainable development practice.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12123

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