Political Leaders Beyond Party Politics

Authors: Musella, Fortunato

  • Makes a clear contribution to the study of parties and party leadership
    Supports the growing evidence of the rise of the 'personal leader', i.e. with a direct and personal relationship with electors
    Documents the frequent career shift of political leaders from party politics to business 

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About this book

This book studies party leaders from selection to post-presidency. Based on data covering a large set of Western countries, and focusing on the trends of personalisation of politics, the volume is one of the first empirical investigations into how party leaders are elected, how long they stay in office, and whether they enter and guide democratic governments. It also provides novel data on how leaders end their career in a broad and diverse range of business activities. Topics covered include political leaders’ increasing autonomy, their reinforcement of popular legitimation, often through the introduction of direct election by party rank and file, and their grip on party organization. The book will appeal to students and scholars interested in political parties, political leadership, the transformation of democracy, and comparative politics.

About the authors

Fortunato Musella is Professor of Political Science at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and Professor of Political Concepts for the PhD courses of the Scuola Normale Superiore. His publications include the books Governi Monocratici: La Svolta Presidenziale Nelle Regioni Italiane (Monocratic Governments: The Presidential Turn in the Italian Regions, 2009) and Il Premier Diviso: Italia tra Presidenzialismo e Parlamentarismo (The Divided Premier: Italy between Presidentialism and Parliamentarism, 2012).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Leader and Party: Still an Oxymoron?

    Musella, Fortunato

    Pages 1-29

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  • The Direct Election of Party Heads

    Musella, Fortunato

    Pages 31-63

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  • The Iron Law of Leadership: Ideology and Party Organization

    Musella, Fortunato

    Pages 65-94

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  • The Party Leader in Government

    Musella, Fortunato

    Pages 95-124

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  • Leaders in Business

    Musella, Fortunato

    Pages 125-151

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-59347-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Leaders Beyond Party Politics
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59348-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59348-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59347-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 179
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics