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The myth of the strong leader : political leadership in modern politics / Archie Brown.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: New york Basic Books 2014Description: x, 466 pages ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 9780465027668 (hbk.)
  • 0465027660
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 303.3/40904 23
LOC classification:
  • JC330.3 .B75 2014
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Contents:
Introduction -- Putting leaders in context -- Democratic leadership : myths, powers, styles -- Redefining leadership -- Transformational political leadership -- Revolutions and revolutionary leadership -- Totalitarian and authoritarian leadership -- Foreign policy illusions of 'strong leaders' -- What kind of leadership is desirable?
Summary: "All too frequently, leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet, there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership -- as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter. In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, renowned Oxford politics professor Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders meaning those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process are the most successful and admirable."--Jacket.
Item type: General circulation books
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-438) and index.

Introduction -- Putting leaders in context -- Democratic leadership : myths, powers, styles -- Redefining leadership -- Transformational political leadership -- Revolutions and revolutionary leadership -- Totalitarian and authoritarian leadership -- Foreign policy illusions of 'strong leaders' -- What kind of leadership is desirable?

"All too frequently, leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet, there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership -- as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter. In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, renowned Oxford politics professor Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders meaning those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process are the most successful and admirable."--Jacket.

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