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The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

Author: R. A. W. Rhodes.; Paul 't Hart.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book
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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R. A. W. Rhodes.; Paul 't Hart.
ISBN: 0199653887 9780199653881
OCLC Number: 1236907402
Notes: Book.
Description: 772 s

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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed - spun - as the solution to almost every social problem.

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