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Political Leadership: Themes, Contexts, and Critiques

Michael Foley


Political leadership is afflicted by an enduring split between the biographical idiosyncrasies of individual leaders and the specialist contributions from an array of social science disciplines. This new study is designed to establish an improved balance between this confusing duality of approaches. It engages with an expansive range of empirical, theoretical, and interpretive research into the issue of leadership but does so in a way that ensures that the political character of the subject is kept securely in the foreground. There is a clear emphasis upon leaders embedded in their political c ... More

Keywords: analytical challenges, political context, core components, political psychology, communication, leadership life-cycles, ethics, women leaders, international ecologies, new developments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685936
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Foley, author
Professor of International Politics, University of Aberystwyth