Leadership and Uncertainty Management in Politics: Leaders, Followers and Constraints in Western Democracies

Leadership and Uncertainty Management in Politics: Leaders, Followers and Constraints in Western Democracies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137439239
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/12/2015
Series: Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Professor of British Studies, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
Emmanuelle Avril, Professor of British Studies, University of Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle, France

Nicolas Bonnet, Professor of Italian Studies, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
Gilles Brachotte, Associate Professor in Communication Science, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
Françoise Coste, University of Toulouse, France
Alex Frame, Associate Professor in Communication Science at the Languages and Communication Faculty, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
Aurélie Godet, Senior Lecturer in U.S. history, Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne Paris Cité
Julia Heinemann, Research Fellow in political sociology at IRSEM (Institut de Recherche Strategique de l'Ecole Militaire), Paris, France
Laetitia Langlois, Senior Lecturer in British politics, University of Angers, France
Gilles Leydier, Professor of British studies, University of Toulon, France
Alix Meyer, Assistant Professor, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
Lionel Picard, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
Saskia Richter, Associate Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Pauline Schnapper, Professor of British Studies, University of Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
Karine Tournier-Sol, Senior Lecturer in British politics, University of Toulon, France
François Vergniolle de Chantal, Professor of American Government, Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne Paris Cité

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
1. Introduction; Agnès Alexandre-Collier and François Vergniolle de Chantal
2. Is Senatorial Leadership even possible? The Deadlock of the American Upper Chamber; François Vergniolle de Chantal
3. The Office Holder: John Boehner as Speaker of the US House of Representatives; Alix Meyer
4. Tony Blair's Leadership Style in Foreign Policy: Hubris Without Constraints?; Pauline Schnapper
5. From Dewar to Salmond: The Scottish First Ministers and the establishment of their leadership; Gilles Leydier
6. Political Leadership and the Instrumentalization of the Media: Général de Gaulle between Politics and the Military (1958-1962); Julia Heinemann
7. Silvio's Party; Nicolas Bonnet
8. Leader of my Heart! Use of Twitter by Leaders' Partners during Election Campaigns; Alex Frame and Gilles Brachotte
9. Leadership and the European Debate from Margaret Thatcher to John Major; Karine Tournier-Sol
10. The Temptation of Populism in David Cameron's Leadership Style; Agnès Alexandre-Collier
11. Leadership Elections and Democracy in the British Labour Party; Emmanuelle Avril
12. The (Seeming) Power of (Seemingly) Leaderless Organizations: The Tea Party Movement as a Case Study; Aurélie Godet
13. Petra Kelly – Charismatic Leadership in the German Peace Movement; Saskia Richter
14. Ericha Steinbach – the Last Charismatic Representative of the Expellees?; Lionel Picard
15. Edward Heath – the Failed Leadership of an Uninspiring Leader; Laetita Langlois
16. When the President is not really the boss: The Mysterious Case of Ronald Reagan's Presidential Leadership; Françoise Coste
17. Conclusion; Agnès Alexandre-Collier and François Vergniolle de Chantal

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