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Dispersed Democratic Leadership Origins Dynamics And Implications

Origins, Dynamics, and Implications

John Kane, Haig Patapan, Paul 't Hart


Democracies disperse leadership, notably first among the major political offices - presidents, prime ministers, judges and leaders of political parties. But democracies also make it possible for a range of other individuals - from civic groups to businesses, from the media to the celebrities - to voice their opinions and thus help shape politics and public policy. Such a democratic dispersal of leadership, though generally welcomed, also presents formidable challenges to leadership itself. How are different and differing voices to be reconciled? How can participation be encouraged without undermining efficient and streamlined decisions and administration? This collection of essays seeks to explore the unique way democracy disperses leadership, and the significant opportunities and challenges it presents to democratic leaders.

Investigates a widely overlooked aspect of democratic government

1: John Kane, Haig Patapan, and Paul 't Hart: Dispersed democratic leadership
2: Erwin C. Hargrove: Evolving executive authority in Anglo-American democracy: coping with leadership dispersal
3: Patricia Lee Sykes: Incomplete empowerment: female cabinet ministers in Anglo-American systems
4: John Uhr: Parliamentary oppositional leadership
5: Jos de Beus: Populist leadership
6: Douwe Jan Elzinga: Monarchy, political leadership, and democracy: on the importance of neutral institutions
7: John Kane and Haig Patapan: The democratic legitimacy of bureaucratic leadership
8: Mark Tushnet: Judicial leadership
9: Michael Schudson: Leadership in news institutions
10: Stephen Bell: The challenges of business leadership: CEOs and the case of the Business Council of Australia
11: Hillel Schmid: The contingencies of non-profit leadership
12: Glyn Davis and Geoff Sharrock: Leadership of the modern university
13: Bertjan Verbeek: Leadership of international organizations
14: Paul 't Hart and Karen Tindall: Leadership by the famous: celebrity as political capital
15: John Keane: Life after political death: the fate of leaders after leaving high office
16: John Kane, Haig Patapan, and Paul 't Hart: Dispersed democratic leadership revisited

Edited by John Kane , Professor, Department of Politics and Public Policy; Deputy Director, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University

Haig Patapan , Professor Haig Patapan, Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University

Paul 't Hart , Professor of Political Science, Australian National University & professor of public administration, Utrecht University

John Kane is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy and Deputy Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University, Australia. His research interests include political theory, political leadership, foreign policy and public management. He is the author of numerous articles in books and international journals, co-editor of Rethinking Australian Citizenship (Cambridge UP) and Dissident Democrats: The Challenge of Democratic Leadership in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan), and author of The Politics of Moral Capital (Cambridge UP) and Between Virtue and Power: The Persistent Moral Dilemma of US Foreign Policy (Yale UP). Haig Patapan is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University, Australia. His research interests include political theory, political leadership and democratic governance. He is the author of Judging Democracy (Cambridge UP; 2000) and Machiavelli in Love: the Modern Politics of Love and Fear (Lexington; 2006); and coeditor of Globalization and Equality (Routledge; 2004); Westminster Legacies: Democracy and Responsible Government in Asia and the Pacific (UNSW Press; 2005); and most recently, Dissident Democrats: the Challenge of Democratic Leadership in Asia (Palgrave; 2008). Paul 't Hart is professor of political science at Australian National University and professor of public administration at Utrecht University. His research interests include public leadership, political psychology, crisis management, and policy analysis. He has (co)authored or (co)edited 25 books, including Groupthink in Government (Johns Hopkins UP 1994), Beyond Groupthink (Michigan UP 1997), Success and Failure in Public Governance (Elgar 2001), The Politics of Crisis Management (Cambridge Up 2005) and Governing After Crisis (Cambridge UP 2005).