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Dispersed Democratic Leadership

Dispersed Democratic Leadership

Origins, Dynamics, and Implications

by John KaneHaig Patapan and Paul 't Hart
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Publication Date: 28/07/2011
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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 the many 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 are shaped 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 are instructively 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.
ISBN:
9780199604463
9780199604463
Category:
Political structures: democracy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
28-07-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
344
Dimensions (mm):
234x173x21mm
Weight:
0.55kg

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