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The spellbinders : charismatic political leadership

Author: Ann Ruth Willner
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©1984.
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The author examines power of charisma in political leadership and its consequences in the history of the 20th century including Gandhi, Hitler, Castro, Franklin Roosevelt, Sukarno, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Mussolini.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Ruth Willner
ISBN: 0300028091 9780300028096
OCLC Number: 9392895
Description: xi, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Clarifying the concept of political charisma --
Core characteristics --
Dispelling some common confusions --
Political charisma: virtuous or wicked? --
Contemporary charisma: real or counterfeit? --
Charisma: personality or perceptions? --
Charisma as leadership and/or authority --
Identifying charismatic political leaders --
The leader as god or savior --
The leader as seer or magician --
He says unto us --
Indicators of emotional commitment --
Evidence and interpretation --
Charismatics and probable charismatics --
Consort charisma and the passionate charismatic --
Marginals and misnomers --
Political charisma: contexts and catalysts --
Social crisis and psychic distress --
Psychological susceptibility --
Doctrine, message, or mission --
The leader as catalyst --
Charismatic legitimation: the invocation of myth --
Sukarno as mythic warrior and semidivine lover --
Castro as the apostle returned --
Sukarno as universal monarch --
The Ayatollah Khomeini and the once and future Imam --
Charismatic conversion: heroes, saviors, and miracles --
Hitler as hero of the Rhine --
Mussolini as defiant restorer of honor --
Roosevelt as savior from fear and want --
Gandhi and the conquest of self and other --
Charismatic legitimation: the prodigies of person --
Sukarno and sexuality --
Gandhi and abstinence --
Some attributes in awesome measure --
The rhetoric of charismatic invocation --
Roosevelt and the great tradition --
The folk tradition --
Landon and Roosevelt: the plain phrase versus the founding myth --
Willkie and Roosevelt: the boardroom versus the arena of history --
Political strategies in aid of charisma --
Invocation of the glorious past --
The Demigod steps down --
The eclat of innovation --
The suspense tactic --
Organizational overlap and competition --
The impact and legacy of political charisma --
Charisma and the road to power --
Charisma and the consolidation of power --
Charisma in aid of purpose and policy --
The limits of political charisma --
The legacy of political charisma --
Appendix: Weber and charisma as concept and theory.
Responsibility: Ann Ruth Willner.

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The author examines power of charisma in political leadership and its consequences in the history of the 20th century including Gandhi, Hitler, Castro, Franklin Roosevelt, Sukarno, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Mussolini.

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