Dispersed Democratic Leadership: Origins, Dynamics, and Implications

Paperback | August 28, 2011

EditorJohn Kane, Haig Patapan, Paul t Hart

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Dispersed Democratic Leadership examines both the scope and consequences of the dispersal of the leadership role in democratic societies, a topic that has been relatively neglected by a political science literature dominated by studies of executive power. Individual chapters investigate themany loci of leadership found in modern democracies, some ancient and some newly emergent, some institutionalized and some ad hoc, some self-consciously political and some avowedly apolitical. In assessing the effects of leadership dispersal, the book argues that understanding how policies areshaped in a democracy requires balancing the usual person-centred approach with one that is more contextual, institutional, and relational. The public leadership role of people in business, the media, non-governmental organizations, bureaucracy, law, showbusiness and many other areas areinstructively investigated to enhance our appreciation of the complexity of democratic political systems and to allow us to assess the effects, both good and ill, of democratic leadership dispersal.

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Dispersed Democratic Leadership examines both the scope and consequences of the dispersal of the leadership role in democratic societies, a topic that has been relatively neglected by a political science literature dominated by studies of executive power. Individual chapters investigate themany loci of leadership found in modern democr...

John Kane's research interests include political theory, political leadership, foreign policy and public management. He is the author of numerous articles in books and international journals, co-editor of Rethinking Australian Citizenship (Cambridge UP) and Dissident Democrats: The Challenge of Democratic Leadership in Asia (Palgrave M...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.82 inPublished:August 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. John Kane, Haig Patapan, and Paul 't Hart: Dispersed democratic leadership2. Erwin C. Hargrove: Evolving executive authority in Anglo-American democracy: coping with leadership dispersal3. Patricia Lee Sykes: Incomplete empowerment: female cabinet ministers in Anglo-American systems4. John Uhr: Parliamentary oppositional leadership5. Jos de Beus: Populist leadership6. Douwe Jan Elzinga: Monarchy, political leadership, and democracy: on the importance of neutral institutions7. John Kane and Haig Patapan: The democratic legitimacy of bureaucratic leadership8. Mark Tushnet: Judicial leadership9. Michael Schudson: Leadership in news institutions10. Stephen Bell: The challenges of business leadership: CEOs and the case of the Business Council of Australia11. Hillel Schmid: The contingencies of non-profit leadership12. Glyn Davis and Geoff Sharrock: Leadership of the modern university13. Bertjan Verbeek: Leadership of international organizations14. Paul 't Hart and Karen Tindall: Leadership by the famous: celebrity as political capital15. John Keane: Life after political death: the fate of leaders after leaving high office16. John Kane, Haig Patapan, and Paul 't Hart: Dispersed democratic leadership revisited