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Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies : Comparative Government & Politics S - Robert Elgie

Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies

Comparative Government & Politics S

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Published: 11th October 1995
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[A] compelling case for the institutional analysis of political leadership...you must buy and read this book.' - R.A.W. Rhodes, Public Administration '[A] valuable contribution not only to the study of political leadership, but also to the study of comparative politics.' - Valerie Mort, Talking Politics Concentrating on the period since 1945, Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies examines the resources of and constraints on political leaders in contemporary political systems. The book compares six countries to assess the effectiveness of political leadership and its relationship to the nature of institutional structures and political environments. The author argues that while the leadership environment has become more constraining and difficult in recent years, the potential for effective leadership in liberal democracies has not been extinguished.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Leaders, Leadership and the Leadership Environmentp. 1
Britain: Prime Ministerial Leadershipp. 25
France: Presidential Leadershipp. 51
Germany: Dispersed Leadershipp. 78
The United States: Divided Leadershipp. 106
Japan: Reactive Leadershipp. 135
Italy: Acephalous Leadershipp. 162
The Institutional Basis of Political Leadershipp. 191
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780333597590
ISBN-10: 0333597591
Series: Comparative Government & Politics S
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 231
Published: 11th October 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1