Why Critical Theory Is Important



This chapter provides a summarized foundation of critical theory organized around leadership as commonly conceptualized that challenges the myths of neutrality and scientific objectivity that encumber fields of study. A critical approach to leadership studies highlights that mere descriptive analysis is not only inadequate, it also reinforces oppressive social relations.


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  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

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