Comparative Political Leadership

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Ludger Helms
Springer, Jul 25, 2012 - Political Science - 326 pages
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This volume has been designed as a key resource in the field of international political leadership research. Written by a team of distinguished leadership scholars from three continents and nine countries, the original chapters gathered in this volume cover all the major fields of political leadership, from executive, legislative and party leadership to leadership in social movements and international organizations. The special value and appeal of this book relates to its genuinely comparative focus that characterizes all chapters.

 

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Contents

The Importance of Studying Political Leadership
Politicians
Comparing Leadership Patterns andDynamics in theLegislative Arena
The Presidentialization ofParty Leadership? Evaluating Party Leadership andParty Government in theDemocratic World Paul WebbThomas Poguntk...
Comparative Perspectives andFindings Jennifer LeesMarshment
Comparing and Assessing Gender Effects in Political Leadership
Anne Stevens 11 Army ofOneor Join the Club?
Confronting the Challenges of Political Leadership in International Organizations
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Ludger Helms is Professor of Political Science and Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has held previous positions or visiting positions at, among others, Harvard, Berkeley, Heidelberg, Tokyo and the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research and publications focus on issues of political leadership, institutions, and democratic governance.