Comparative Political Leadership

Author: Ludger Helms
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230296491
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What do we expect from our leaders, and how do we judge their performance? There can be no substantive assessment of leaders and leadership without comparing the fundamentally different contexts and settings in which leaders operate. At a time when international political research is rediscovering the importance of leadership, this volume marks the first major study specifically devoted to exploring all the fields of political leadership from a genuinely comparative perspective. The chapters in this volume cast a new light on the changing features and trends in the classic areas of political leadership, such as executive and legislative leadership, and leadership in political parties. In addition, they explore many younger subfields of political leadership research, such as crisis leadership and leadership in social movements. These area-related analyses are complemented by more expansive assessments of leadership in old and new democracies, in non-democratic regimes, and in international organizations. The distinguished team of contributors is composed of leadership scholars from three continents and nine countries.

Prime Ministers in Power

Author: M. Bennister
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230378447
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A study of prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia. Tony Blair and John Howard were election winning leaders in two similar countries. They succeeded in dominating politics for over 10 years, but both fell dramatically from office. This book asks how these prime ministers established such predominant positions.

Politische F hrung in Parlamenten

Author: Annika Ostendorf
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828872271
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Parlamente als kraft- und machtlose Institutionen? Die vorliegende Untersuchung will diesem Bild entgegentreten und leistet einen Beitrag zu einem nuancierten Blick auf die Arbeit der Parlamente. Unter der Leitfrage, welche Führungsstrukturen im Parlament zu finden und welche Muster parlamentarischer Führung zu identifizieren sind, erweitert die Studie die gewöhnlich exekutive Perspektive der Führungsforschung auf politische Führung in Parlamenten. Im Anschluss an die theoretische Verankerung des Vorhabens mithilfe einer Konzeptualisierung parlamentarischer Führung widmet sich der empirische Teil der Studie den vielfältigen Mustern parlamentarischer Führung in zwei im deutschsprachigen Raum wenig bis kaum rezipierten Parlamenten: dem britischen House of Commons und dem finnischen Eduskunta. Es zeigt sich, dass der Fokus auf Führungsmuster eine genauere Identifikation der Macht- und Handlungsmöglichkeiten eines Parlamentes ermöglicht.

Women Political Leaders and the Media

Author: Donatella Campus
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230285287
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This book looks at how media coverage reinforces gender stereotyping and influence the public evaluations of women leaders' candidacies and performance. Through the analysis of several examples and experiences illustrating specific issues, like the double bind; the trivialization effect and personal politics, readers will be introduced to the controversial yet familiar question of why there are so few women in power and why the glass ceiling seems still so difficult to break.The book also analyzes the consequences of recent developments in political communication for female leadership. Processes such as the popularization and the personalization of politics as well as the advent of the new media are changing the nature and the scope of leadership in contemporary democracies. The book discusses some of the implications of such a complex framework in terms of possible changes in the style of female political leadership.

Former Leaders in Modern Democracies

Author: K. Theakston
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137265310
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What comes next for a former leader in a democracy - a Prime Minister or President obliged to leave office because they have lost an election, come to the end of their constitutionally-fixed term, lost the backing of their party, or chosen to leave? This book analyses the role and political influence of former leaders in Western democratic states.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

Author: Paul 't Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199653887
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Political leadership has returned to the forefront of research in political science in recent years, after several years of neglect. This Handbook provides a broad-ranging and cohesive examination of the study of political leadership.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 353119514X
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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Political Leadership in Foreign Policy

Author: A. Grove
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230604331
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Challenging the standard views that individual leaders either have all the power or little room to move in the making of foreign policy, this book demonstrates various ways that leaders succeed by manipulating elements of their domestic and international environments.

Political Leaders Beyond Party Politics

Author: Fortunato Musella
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331959348X
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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.

Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post Transition Democracies

Author: Verónica Montecinos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137482400
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This book contributes to our understanding of the trajectories and prerogatives of female political leaders in the varying context of democratization, political institutions and cultural norms. No woman had been elected leader of a country before 1960, but with democratic transitions on the rise since the 1970s, the number of women in executive office gradually became a trend of global scope. In 2015, nineteen countries had an elected female Head of State and/or Government, a proportionally small number that is expected to climb as more women compete for high office, sometimes against other female candidates. This volume compares how women executives differ in promoting gender equality and advocating for women’s rights and interests, as well as in their ability to negotiate gender policy agendas. Comparative and theoretical chapters on post-transition women leaders are complemented by case studies in eight countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern and Central Europe. This book will be of use to students and scholars interested in gender studies, comparative politics, and political leadership.