The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership by R. A. W. RhodesThe Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership by R. A. W. Rhodes

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

EditorR. A. W. Rhodes, Paul 't Hart

Paperback | July 2, 2016

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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 explainpolitical 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.Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging acomparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal,office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.
R. A. W. Rhodes is Professor of Government (Research) at the University of Southampton (UK); Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia); and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Newcastle (UK). Previously, he was the Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Counc...
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Political LeadershipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:July 2, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Paul t Hart and R. A. W. Rhodes: Puzzles of political leadershipPart I. Thinking about political leadership: traditions and disciplines2. Nannerl O. Keohane: Leadership in Western political thought3. Frank Hendriks and Niels Karsten: Theory of democratic leadership in action4. Joseph Chan and Elton Chan: Confucianism and political leadership5. Laura Sjoberg: Feminism6. David S. Bell: Political science7. R. A. W. Rhodes: Administrative leadership8. Margaret G. Hermann: Political psychology and the study of political leadership9. Stanley A. Renshon: Psychoanalytic perspectives on political leaders and leadership10. Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam and Michael J. Platow: The social psychological study of leadership11. Geoffrey Brennan and Michael Brooks: Whimpers from a dog that doesn't bark: rational choice approaches to leadership12. Cris Shore: Anthropology and political leadershipPart II. Studying political leadership: analytical and methodological perspectives13. Ludger Helms: Institutional analysis14. Paul t Hart: Contextual analysis15. David Brule, Alex Mintz and Karl DeRouen, Jr.: Political leadership and decision analysis16. Keith Grint: Leaders as story-tellers: social constructionist approaches to political leadership17. John Uhr: Rhetorical and performative analysis18. Rose McDermott: Experimental analysis19. Francesca Gains: Observational analysis20. Mark Schafer: At-a-distance analysis21. James Walter: Biographical analysis22. Jerrold M. Post: Political personality profilingPart III. Political leadership at work23. Richard A. Couto: Civic leadership24. Marina Costa Lobo: Party and electoral leadership25. Cas Mudde and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser: Populism and political leadership26. John Gaffney: It's the singer, not the song: understanding leadership as performance27. Erik-Hans Klijn: Political leadership in networks28. Chris Ansell, Arjen Boin and Paul t Hart: Political leadership in times of crisisPart IV. Executive leadership in the WestPresidential leadership: the United States and beyond29. David McKay: Leadership and the American presidency30. Jeffrey E. Cohen: Presidential communication from Hustings to Twitter31. Robert Elgie: Executive leadership in semi-presidential systemsPrime ministerial leadership: Westminster and beyond32. Patrick Weller: The variability of prime ministers33. Andrew Blick and George W. Jones: The contingencies of prime ministerial power in the UK34. Chris Eichbaum and Richard Shaw: The mortal temples of the king: prime ministers and their advisers in parliamentary democracies35. Rudy B. Andeweg: Cabinet ministers: leaders, team players, followers?Part V. Political leadership below and beyond the national level36. Colin Copus and Steve Leach: Local political leaders37. John Wanna: Regional political leadership38. Charles F. Parker and Christer Karlsson: Leadership and international cooperation39. Bob Reinalda and Bertjan Verbeek: Leadership of international organizationsPart VI. Political leadership beyond the West40. Bo Zhiyue: Political leadership in China41. Harvey F. Kline: Latin American leadership42. Leslie Holmes: Post-communist leadership43. Gerrie Swart, Jo-Ansie van Wyk and Maryke Botha: A leadership renaissance, revolution or reversion? Probing the emerging study and scholarship on African political leadershipPart VII. Debating political leadership44. Jean Hartley: Training and development for political leadership45. Patricia Sykes: Does gender matter?46. Jean Blondel: What have we learned?