Women Veterans: Lifting the Veil of Invisibility

October 24| 1 p.m. ET

Women who fight in wars also have to fight for their right to do so. But what are the obstacles impeding their progress in achieving equal status as both active service members and veterans? Author G.L.A. Harris examines current service-related policies and gender in the military’s hierarchical power structure. The book pays special attention to the civil-military divide, representative bureaucracy and the function of the military and civilian justice systems.

Moreover, the need for appropriate healthcare policies and structures is examined within a ‘wicked problems’ framework. The authors conclude that the responsibility for women veterans, and all veterans for that matter, must become a matter of compelling government interest. This ground-breaking book is required reading for practitioners of public policy and administration with an interest in military and veterans affairs, public health, NGOs and activist groups, as well as scholars of gender and public service, public personnel management and nonprofit management.

G.L.A. Harris, Portland State University