Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership

Political Leadership

A Pragmatic Institutionalist Approach

Authors: Elgie, Robert

  • Uses philosophy to develop leadership studies, leading to new way of thinking about institutions and political leadership
  • Offers a multi-method approach, including lab experiments, large-n statistical studies, QCA, and in-depth case studies
  • Written by an expert on leadership and presidentialism studies
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This book provides a philosophically informed, institutionalist account of political leadership. It is rooted in a certain version of the American pragmatist philosophical tradition and privileges the study of institutions as a cause of leadership outcomes. The book adopts a multi-method approach. It includes a laboratory experiment identifying the psychological effects of presidentialism and parliamentarism on leader behavior; a large-n statistical study of the impact of semi-presidentialism on voter choice; an expert survey of president/cabinet conflict in Europe; an analysis of presidential control over cabinet composition in France; and two in-depth case studies of the circumstances surrounding constitutional choice in France and Romania. This book is aimed at scholars and students of political leadership, political institutions, the philosophy of the social sciences, and research methods. Overall, it shows that an institutional account has the potential to generate well-settled beliefs about the causes of leadership outcomes.

About the authors

Robert Elgie is Paddy Moriarty Professor of Government and International Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland. He is the editor of the journal French Politics. He is the founder and co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Presidential Politics book series. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA).

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Making Sense of the World

    Elgie, Robert

    Pages 1-31

  • Making Sense of Leadership Outcomes

    Elgie, Robert

    Pages 33-60

  • The Psychological Effects of Presidential Institutions: written by David Doyle and Robert Elgie

    Elgie, Robert

    Pages 61-84

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  • Regime Types, Presidential Power, and Clarity of Economic Responsibility

    Elgie, Robert

    Pages 85-125

  • Presidential Power and President/Cabinet Conflict

    Elgie, Robert

    Pages 127-149

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34622-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34621-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Leadership
Book Subtitle
A Pragmatic Institutionalist Approach
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34622-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-34622-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34621-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 281
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