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This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised.
Chapter 11: Political Leadership: The Long Road to Theory
Political Leadership: The Long Road to Theory
Leadership is ‘one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth’ and the study of it in the ‘political sciences’ has increased in recent years (McGregor Burns, 1978: 2; also Edinger, 1964, 1967; Paige, 1965). There are, of course, many biographies of leaders (in a very popular genre) but these almost invariably deal with the spectacular figures of political life, the successes and ...