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Political Leadership

An Introduction

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Red Globe Press

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Political Analysis

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06 July 2020

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Drawing upon a diverse range of traditions and contexts, this authoritative new textbook presents a systematic introduction to political leadership. Making extensive use of examples of real leaders from a variety of cultural...

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Drawing upon a diverse range of traditions and contexts, this authoritative new textbook presents a systematic introduction to political leadership. Making extensive use of examples of real leaders from a variety of cultural backgrounds, the book links theoretical ideas and concepts to real-world political leadership and in doing so helps students to make sense of why different leaders lead as they do and why people choose to follow them.

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Unique: fills a niche in the literature

Current: responds to growing interest in leadership in political science

Theory-practice: makes extensive use of examples which link theoretical ideas and concepts to real-world political leadership

Global: interest in leadership is universal and the book will be written with an international student audience in mind

Introduction: The Tightrope of Political Leadership.- PART I – THEORIZING POLITICAL LEADERSHIP.- 1. Philosophical Foundations for Political Leadership.- 2. Power, Authority and Followers.- 3. Applied Theories of Political Leadership.- PART II – UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL LEADERSHIP.- 4. Biology, Culture and Gender.- 5. Psychology and Personality.- 6. Context, History and Institutions.- PART III – POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE.- 7. Decision-Making and Organization.- 8. Rhetoric and Persuasion.- 9. Elites, Parties and Bureaucracies.- Conclusion.

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Matthew Laing is a Lecturer in Politics at Monash University, Australia, where he teaches a popular third year unit, ‘Leaders, Power and Politics’.

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Matthew Laing is a Lecturer in Politics at Monash University, Australia, where he teaches a popular third year unit, ‘Leaders, Power and Politics’.

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