The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership by R. A. W. Rhodes, Paul 't Hart

By R. A. W. Rhodes, Paul 't Hart

Political management has made a comeback. It used to be studied intensively not just via political scientists but additionally through political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by means of students in comparative and improvement reviews from the Nineteen Forties to the Nineteen Seventies. Thereafter, the sphere misplaced its method with the increase of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational selection techniques to the examine of politics, govt, and governance. lately, although, scholars of politics have lower back to learning the function of person leaders and the workout of management to provide an explanation for political results. The checklist of themes is nigh unending: elections, clash administration, public coverage, govt recognition, improvement, governance networks, and local integration. within the media age, leaders are offered and stage-managed--spun--as the answer to just about each social challenge. during the mass media and the net, electorate observers stick with the increase, influence, and fall of senior political officeholders at nearer quarters than ever earlier than.

This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence via asking, the place are we this day? It orders the multidisciplinary box via opting for the certain and special contributions of the disciplines. It meets the pressing have to take inventory. It brings jointly students from around the globe, encouraging a comparative viewpoint, to supply a finished assurance of all of the significant disciplines, equipment, and areas. It showcases either the normative and empirical traditions in political management reports, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive ways. It covers formal, office-based in addition to casual, emergent political management, and in either democratic and undemocratic polities.

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14). To prevent such an outcome, instead of Montesquieu’s system of elaborate institutional checks and balances, Rousseau preserves the legislative sovereignty of the community assembled as a whole. Describing the character and duties of those who hold this executive power is a key purpose of the rest of the treatise. Rousseau recognizes that justice and utility can sometimes dictate different outcomes; his goal is to find a way to bring them together in a form of leadership that will provide both effectiveness and accountability.

He gives the name of constitutional government to a city in which the citizens as a whole govern with a view to the common interest (1279a ). For all these reasons, it is rare to find any particular individual who has more expertise in governing than a group of citizens working together. This shared prudential leadership, exercised only within a constitutional framework, is distinctly different from the godlike vision and extraordinary powers of Plato’s statesman. 3 Cicero and Machiavelli In a Platonic vein, Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BC) gives his highest praise to ‘a ruler who is good and wise and versed in all that contributes to the advantage and prestige of the state; who is, as it were, the guardian and steward of the commonwealth, for so we should call anyone who directs and pilots the state’ (Cicero 1929: ii, p.

9 Transcending the Dichotomies? Their certainties defy the limits to knowledge and the resulting failures, big and little, do a disservice to practitioners and academics alike. Indeed it is all the more likely that the continuous attempts made in this direction serve only to demonstrate…the inherent futility of the enterprise. The subject is not just beset by dichotomies; it is also multifaceted, and essentially contested. They fail to honour you’ (Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching). Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political office-holders at closer quarters than ever before.

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