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Democracy and leadership : on pragmatism and virtue

Author: Eric Thomas Weber
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2013]
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In Democracy and Leadership, Weber draws from Plato's virtues of the ideal city, updated with democratic values and insights from John Dewey, to present both a general and a democratic theory of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Thomas Weber
ISBN: 9780739151228 0739151223 9780739151242 073915124X
OCLC Number: 856647707
Description: xvi, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Leadership, old and new: aims and definitions --
Lessons from Plato --
Dewey on democratic leadership --
Democratic political leadership --
Wisdom in pragmatic humanism --
How is leadership learned? --
Democratic leadership, east and west --
Ethics and justice for democratic leadership --
Democracy and leadership in Mississippi --
Conclusion --
Appendices: 1. "Try charters schools experiment where others failing" --
2. "Cultural divides: barriers remain to educational attainment" --
3. "Teachers offer hope for Mississippi" --
4. "Mississippians are ready for comprehensive sex education: social science and public opinion polls agree".
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This book will certainly re-orient the field of leadership studies, but its impact will extend beyond that field. By connecting leadership with broader issues about participatory democracy, Weber Read more...

 
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