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The Democratic LeaderHow Democracy Defines, Empowers and Limits its Leaders$
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John Kane and Haig Patapan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199650477

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650477.001.0001

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The Neglected Problem of Democratic Leadership

The Neglected Problem of Democratic Leadership

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(p.10) 1 The Neglected Problem of Democratic Leadership
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The Democratic Leader
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John Kane

Patapan Haig

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650477.003.0002

Why is there no extensive scholarly discussion of democratic leadership? This chapter explores how elite theorists understood leadership as fundamentally undemocratic, and how democratic theorists, accepting this, sought to solve the problem of leadership by redefining democracy (as participatory, associative, deliberative democracy) in the implicit hope that, under more ideal conditions, all might lead democratically.

Keywords:   elitism, participatory democracy, deliberative democracy, associative democracy

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