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Political Leadership for the New Century: Personality and Behavior Among American Leaders
     

Political Leadership for the New Century: Personality and Behavior Among American Leaders

by Linda O. Valenty (Editor), Ofer Feldman (Editor)
 

Valenty, Feldman, and their contributors challenge the current state of political leadership studies by offering a variety of analytical methods from scholars around the world. While focused on American political leadership, the different approaches and vantage points offer fresh insights of the roles of cultural and political context, including the historical

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Valenty, Feldman, and their contributors challenge the current state of political leadership studies by offering a variety of analytical methods from scholars around the world. While focused on American political leadership, the different approaches and vantage points offer fresh insights of the roles of cultural and political context, including the historical circumstance, environmental factors, and socialization agents that affect and shape American political leadership and performance.

The highly unusual and valuable approach includes multidisciplinary perspectives with contributors from the fields of political science, political psychology, philosophy, sociology, and economics. Scholars, students, and researchers from a variety of disciplines will find the evaluations of the interaction between personality, leadership, decision making, and context invaluable.

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Eleven contributions from academics, psychologists and other specialists analyze the connections between the personality, political motivation, and behavior of American leaders. Although aimed primarily at scholars of political leadership, the text is also accessible to students and the interested general reader. A sampling of topics includes a history of qualitative methodology, a quantitative assessment of the personality and leadership style of George W. Bush, and John F. Kennedy as a dramatic leader. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275970376
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

LINDA O. VALENTY is Assistant Professor of Political Sciences at San Jose State University. She has authored journal articles and book chapters on political behavior and political psychology.

OFER FELDMAN is Associate Professor of Social Psychology and Politics at Naruto University of Education, Japan. He is the author or editor of five earlier books, including Politically Speaking (Praeger, 1998) and Beyond Public Speech and Symbols (Praeger, 2000).

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