Dispersed Democratic Leadership: Origins, Dynamics, and Implications

Dispersed Democratic Leadership: Origins, Dynamics, and Implications

by John Kane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199562997

ISBN-13: 9780199562992

Pub. Date: 10/18/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Dispersed Democratic Leadership examines both the scope and consequences of the dispersal of the leadership role in democratic societies, a topic that has been relatively neglected by a political science literature dominated by studies of executive power. Individual chapters investigate the many loci of leadership found in modern democracies, some ancient and some

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Dispersed Democratic Leadership examines both the scope and consequences of the dispersal of the leadership role in democratic societies, a topic that has been relatively neglected by a political science literature dominated by studies of executive power. Individual chapters investigate the many loci of leadership found in modern democracies, some ancient and some newly emergent, some institutionalized and some ad-hoc, some self-consciously political and some avowedly a-political. In assessing the effects of leadership dispersal, the book argues that understanding how policies are shaped in a democracy requires balancing the usual person-centered approach with one that is more contextual, institutional, and relational. The public leadership role of people in business, the media, non-governmental organizations, bureaucracy, law, show-business and many other areas are instructively investigated to enhance our appreciation of the complexity of democratic political systems and to allow us to assess the effects, both good and ill, of democratic leadership dispersal.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199562992
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Dispersed Democratic Leadership, John Kane, Haig Patapan, and Paul 't Hart
2. Evolving Executive Authority in Anglo-American Democracy: Coping with Leadership Dispersal, Erwin C. Hargrove
3. Incomplete Empowerment: Female Cabinet Ministers in Anglo-American Systems, Patricia Lee Sykes
4. Parliamentary Oppositional Leadership, John Uhr
5. Populist Leadership, Jos de Beus
6. Monarchy, Political Leadership, and Democracy: On the Importance of Neutral Institutions, Douwe Jan Elzinga
7. The Democratic Legitimacy of Bureaucratic Leadership, John Kane and Haig Patapan
8. Judicial Leadership, Mark Tushnet
9. Leadership in News Institutions, Michael Schudson
10. The Challenges of Business Leadership: CEOs and the Case of the Business Council of Australia, Stephen Bell
11. The Contingencies of Non-Profit Leadership, Hillel Schmid
12. Leadership of the Modern University, Glyn Davis and Geoff Sharrock
13. Leadership of International Organizations, Bertjan Verbeek
14. Leadership by the Famous: Celebrity as Political Capital, Paul 't Hart and Karen Tindall
15. Life after Political Death: The Fate of Leaders after Leaving High Office, John Keane
16. Dispersed Democratic Leadership Revisited, John Kane, Haig Patapan, and Paul 't Hart

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