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Political and Civic Leadership
A Reference Handbook

Two Volume Set
Edited by:

September 2010 | 1 184 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on political and civic leadership. This 2-volume set focuses on the 100 most important topics, issues, question, and debates specific to politics and civic society. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry while avoiding much of the jargon, detail and density one might find in a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Key Features

  • Includes entries written by a global panel of renowned experts
  • Offers broad coverage of important, of-the-moment topics related to political and civic leadership, including explorations of the personalities and environments of political leaders, leadership roles in governance and allegiance, citizen activists and civic engagement, political campaigning, urban politics and leadership, public management, ethics in politics, policy development and implementation, executive management of public opinion, political speechmaking and the "bully pulpit," congressional leadership, crisis management, and more
  • Considers the history of political and civic leadership, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, as well as the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to the political realm
  • Provides students with more depth than usual encyclopedic entries while avoiding the jargon, detail, and density of more advanced works
  • Features an approachable and clear writing style with appeal to undergraduate researchers and offers a list of further readings after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's students

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    Foreword
     
    Introduction
     
    About the Editor
     
    About the Contributors
     
    I. Introduction to Politics and Civil Leadership
     
    1. Politics
     
    2. Leadership
     
    3. Leadership and Values
     
    4. Citizenship
     
    5. Civil Society
     
    II. Philosophy and Theories of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    6. Leadership as Virtue in Classical Philosophy
     
    7. The Hero Myth
     
    8. Social Origins of Authority
     
    9. Philosophical Foundations of Political Leadership
     
    10. Authority
     
    11. Political Traditions: Conservatism, Liberalism, and Republicanism
     
    12. Political Traditions: Left Political Movements and the Politics of Social Justice
     
    13. Democratic Political Leadersip
     
    14. Contemporary Leadersip Theories
     
    15. Integral Leadership Theory
     
    16. Political Violence and Discourse Theory
     
    III. Purposes of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    17. Common Good
     
    18. Justice and Equality
     
    19. Public Goods
     
    20. Utopia
     
    21. Peace
     
    22. Warranted Hope
     
    23. Liberty and Freedom
     
    24. Human Rights
     
    25. Empowerment
     
    26. Social and Economic Development
     
    27. Crisis Leadership
     
    IV. The Failure of Politics
     
    28. Political Violence
     
    29. War
     
    30. Corruption
     
    31. Tyrannies Ancient and Modern
     
    V. The Processes of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    32. Elections and Electoral Systems
     
    33. Policy Making
     
    34. Lobbying
     
    35. Advocacy
     
    36. Citizen Advocay and Civil Society
     
    37. Deliberative Democracy
     
    38. Political Campaigns
     
    39. Protest and Revolution
     
    40. Social Movements
     
    41. Free Spaces
     
    42. Community Organizing
     
    43. Truth and Reconciliation
     
    VI. The Institutions of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    44. Multinational Organizations
     
    45. Bureaucracy
     
    46. Political Parties
     
    47. Presidents and Prime Ministers
     
    48. Legislatures
     
    49. Military
     
    50. Legal Systems
     
    51. Public Administration
     
    52. Voluntary Sector
     
    53. Philanthropy
     
    VII. The Contexts of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    54. Political Culture
     
    55. Nationalism
     
    56. Leadership Cultures
     
    57. Civil Religion
     
    58. Power and Participation
     
    59. Geneder and Power
     
    60. Imperialism and Postcolonialism
     
    61. Gender and Public Leadership
     
    62. Race
     
    63. Public Opinion and Public Judgment
     
    64. The News Media
     
    65. Globalization
     
    66. Political Economy
     
    67. Trust
     
    68. Respect
     
    69. Social Capital
     
    VIII. The Psychology of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    70. Personality and Leadership
     
    71. Individuation and Archetypes
     
    72. Political Correctness as Politics
     
    73. Toxic Leadership
     
    74. Altruism
     
    75. Personal Origins of Public Commitment
     
    76. Human Development
     
    IX. The Tasks and Tools of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    77. Speaking Truth to Power
     
    78. Accountability
     
    79. Ethics
     
    80. Deception
     
    81. Negotiating
     
    82. Pragmatism and Compromise
     
    83. Influence
     
    84. Social Entrepreneurship
     
    85. Conflict
     
    86. Connective Leadership
     
    87. Groups and Teams
     
    88. Strategic Planning for Advocacy
     
    89. Inclusive Leadership
     
    90. Social Marketing
     
    91. Internet
     
    92. Technology and Governance
     
    93. Storytelling
     
    94. Impression Mangement
     
    95. Social Networks
     
    96. Popular Education
     
    97. Building Community Through Advocacy
     
    X. The Competences of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    98. Leadership Competencies
     
    99. Leading Self
     
    100. Collaboration
     
    101. Systems Thinking
     
    102. Communication
     
    103. Listening
     
    104. Creativity and Innovation
     
    105. Strategic Thinking
     
    106. Scenario Planning and Leadership Development
     
    107. Decision Making
     
    108. The Precautionary Principle
     
    109. Leading Change
     
    110. Thinking and Learning
     
    111. Emotional and Other Intelligences
     
    112. Practical Wisdom
     
    113. Leveraging Diversity
     
    XI. Depictions of Political and Civic Leadership
     
    114. Film Images of Leadership
     
    115. Leadership and Sport
     
    116. Biography and the Social Cognition of Leadership
     
    117. Literature and Leadership
     
    118. The Journey of Leadership
     
    119. Aesthetic Leadership
     
    120. Leadership, Humor, and Satire
     
    Index

    "A remarkably varied and comprehensive presentation of the work of leading scholars in the field of leadership, edited by a longtime student of this challenging and crucial subject. Highly recommended."

    James MacGregor Burns
    Woodrow Wilson Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Williams College; author of Leadership

    "This is an extraordinary tour de force that brings together the best thinkers on political and civic leadership studies. If there is one leadership reference book that should appear on your bookshelf, this is it!"

    David G. Altman
    Executive Vice President for research, innovation, and product development, Center for Creative Leadership
    Key features
    • Volume editor Richard A. Couto is a founding faculty member of programs on leadership studies at both the University of Richmond and at Antioch University, where he currently teaches.  His efforts will be supported by Series Consulting Editor Lucretia McCulley, reference librarian for the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.
    • Chapters will cover key topics related to political and civic leadership, including personalities and environments of political leaders, governance and allegiance roles, citizen activists and civic engagement, political campaigning, urban politics and leadership, public management, ethics in politics, policy development and implementation, executive management of public opinion, political speechmaking and the "bully pulpit," Congressional leadership, crisis management, etc.
    • Entries will consider both the history of political and civic leadership (with examples from lives of key figures) and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to the political realm.
    • Entries averaging 5,000 to 8,000 words will provide students with more depth as compared to typical encyclopedia entries of 500 to 3,000 words but less jargon, detail or density than found in a typical research handbook chatper that might average 10,000 words or more.
    • Entries will be written in language and style that is broadly accessible, and each will be followed by cross references and a brief bibliography and list of further readings.
    • A detailed index and an online version of the work will enhance accessibility for today's student audience.

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