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Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership

Comparative Political Leadership

Editors: Helms, Ludger (Ed.)

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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

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'This book is pioneering in systematically applying comparative concepts to study leadership without throwing out the specific knowledge important for understanding the role of individual leaders in their national context.'

- Richard Rose, Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, UK. Author of The Prime Minister in a Shrinking World

'A most impressive and important collection of chapters written by a truly international team of scholars that will be essential reading for all those seeking an authoritative assessment of recent developments in the key areas of political leadership, and the international state of the art in comparative leadership research.'

- Sergio Fabbrini, Professor Director of the School of Government, LUISS, Rome, Italy. Author of Compound Democracies

'Not just a splendid textbook, but one which significantly deepens and broadens the study of leadership. A brilliant incentive to do further research in the field.'

- Jean Blondel, Professorial Fellow, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Author of Political Leadership


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Importance of Studying Political Leadership Comparatively

    Helms, Ludger

    Pages 1-24

  • Executive Leadership in Comparative Perspective: Politicians, Bureaucrats and Public Governance

    Peters, B. Guy (et al.)

    Pages 25-55

  • Comparing Leadership Patterns and Dynamics in the Legislative Arena

    Norton, Philip

    Pages 56-76

  • The Presidentialization of Party Leadership? Evaluating Party Leadership and Party Government in the Democratic World

    Webb, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 77-98

  • Leadership in Social and Political Movements: A Comparative Exploration

    Rucht, Dieter

    Pages 99-118

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Political Leadership
Editors
  • Ludger Helms
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26491-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137264916
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29649-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33368-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 326
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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