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Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies

John Kane and Haig Patapan


This book explores whether, in the current atmosphere of international economic and political tension, and more generally, democracies foster and support effective political judgment and good leadership. In one sense, with their ideals of transparent government and extensive deliberation, democracies might appear to promote such good leadership and sound decision-making. Yet in another sense democratic leaders continue to face a number of challenges, including the sometimes cumbersome institutional limits placed on their discretion, the need for balance between national interest, popular senti ... More

Keywords: leadership, democracy, democratic leadership, political judgment, prudence, institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199683840
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kane, editor
Griffith University

Haig Patapan, editor
Griffith University