Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership

Leadership and Uncertainty Management in Politics

Leaders, Followers and Constraints in Western Democracies

Authors: Vergniolle De Chantal, François

Editors: Alexandre-Collier, Agnès (Ed.)

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Through a range of international case studies from the USA, UK, France, Germany and Italy, this text assesses the conditions necessary for effective leadership and emphasizes the part played by uncertainty and division amongst followers.

About the authors

Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Professor of British Studies, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Emmanuelle Avril, Professor of British Studies, University of Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle, France Nicolas Bonnet, Professor of Italian Studies, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Gilles Brachotte, Associate Professor in Communication Science, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Françoise Coste, University of Toulouse, France Alex Frame, Associate Professor in Communication Science at the Languages and Communication Faculty, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Aurélie Godet, Senior Lecturer in U.S. history, Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne Paris Cité Julia Heinemann, Research Fellow in political sociology at IRSEM (Institut de Recherche Strategique de l'Ecole Militaire), Paris, France Laetitia Langlois, Senior Lecturer in British politics, University of Angers, France Gilles Leydier, Professor of British studies, University of Toulon, France Alix Meyer, Assistant Professor, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Lionel Picard, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Saskia Richter, Associate Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Hildesheim, Germany Pauline Schnapper, Professor of British Studies, University of Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle, France Karine Tournier-Sol, Senior Lecturer in British politics, University of Toulon, France François Vergniolle de Chantal, Professor of American Government, Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne Paris Cité

Reviews

“This collected edition brings together contributions from leading scholars in American, British, German, French and Italian politics to offer a fresh comparative perspective on the neglected question of leadership strategies. … it aims to go beyond traditional analyses of individual leaders by focusing on the specific institutional, cultural and political frameworks in which they operate. … a timely and valuable contribution to existing studies on leadership.” (Emma Bell, Cercles, cerceles.com, February, 2016)

"This excellent volume provides fresh insights to fundamental and long-standing, but largely ignored, questions regarding the role of leadership in politics. By adopting a neo-institutional framework and a common focus on the management of contextual and social uncertainty, the rich and diverse set of comparative case studies offers a nuanced perspective on leadership that is valuable to any student of politics and policy." Gregory Wawro, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University, USA

"This wide-ranging volume begins the enormous - and enormously important - task of filling the gap between impressionistic leadership studies and the serious academic investigation of the politicians who are increasingly asserting the institutional powers and leveraging the charismatic opportunities of leadership. Broadly comparative, and combining case studies of both chief executives and legislative leaders, it is nonetheless united by clear themes, consistent categorizations, and systematic analysis that sheds new light on leadership." Thad Kousser, Professor of Political Science, University of California San Diego, USA


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Alexandre-Collier, Agnès (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Is Senatorial Leadership even possible? The Deadlock of the American Upper Chamber

    Chantal, François Vergniolle

    Pages 14-31

  • The Office-Holder: John Boehner as Speaker of the US House of Representatives

    Meyer, Alix

    Pages 32-50

  • Tony Blair’s Leadership Style in Foreign Policy: Hubris without Constraints?

    Schnapper, Pauline

    Pages 51-64

  • From Dewar to Salmond: The Scottish First Ministers and the Establishment of their Leadership

    Leydier, Gilles

    Pages 65-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leadership and Uncertainty Management in Politics
Book Subtitle
Leaders, Followers and Constraints in Western Democracies
Authors
Editors
  • Agnès Alexandre-Collier
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43924-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137439246
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43923-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 284
Topics