Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Robert Elgie
    Pages 25-50
  3. Robert Elgie
    Pages 51-77
  4. Robert Elgie
    Pages 78-105
  5. Robert Elgie
    Pages 106-134
  6. Robert Elgie
    Pages 135-161
  7. Robert Elgie
    Pages 162-190
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 211-231

About this book


[A] compelling case for the institutional analysis of political must buy and read this book.' - R.A.W. Rhodes, Public Administration '[A] valuable contribution not only to the study of political leadership, but also to the study of comparative politics.' - Valerie Mort, Talking Politics Concentrating on the period since 1945, Political Leadership in Liberal Democracies examines the resources of and constraints on political leaders in contemporary political systems. The book compares six countries to assess the effectiveness of political leadership and its relationship to the nature of institutional structures and political environments. The author argues that while the leadership environment has become more constraining and difficult in recent years, the potential for effective leadership in liberal democracies has not been extinguished.


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