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Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies By Robert Elgie

Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies
by Robert Elgie

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This text examines the resources of and constraints on political leaders in contemporary political systems since 1945. It compares six countries to assess the effectiveness of political leadership and its relationship to the nature of institutional structures and political environments.
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Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies by Robert Elgie

[A] compelling case for the institutional analysis of political leadership...you must buy and read this book.' - R.A.W. Rhodes, Public Administration '[A] valuable contribution not only to the study of political leadership, but also to the study of comparative politics.' - Valerie Mort, Talking Politics Concentrating on the period since 1945, Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies examines the resources of and constraints on political leaders in contemporary political systems. The book compares six countries to assess the effectiveness of political leadership and its relationship to the nature of institutional structures and political environments. The author argues that while the leadership environment has become more constraining and difficult in recent years, the potential for effective leadership in liberal democracies has not been extinguished.

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Table of Contents


Preface.- Leaders, Leadership and the Leadership.- Environment Britain: Prime Ministerial Leadership.- France: Presidential Leadership.- Germany: Dispersed Leadership.- The United States: Divided Leadership.- Japan: Reactive Leadership.- Italy: Acephalous Leadership.- The Institutional Basis of Political Leadership.

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GOR002787007
Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies by Robert Elgie
Robert Elgie
Comparative Government and Politics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1995-10-11
231
0333597591
9780333597590
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