Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook

By: Richard A. Couto (editor)Hardback

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This title, within "The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership" will provide undergraduate students and academics with an authoritative reference resource on political and civic leadership. This two-volume set will be centred on the 100 most important topics, issues, questions and debates specific to politics and civic society. This focus will provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. 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; and, crisis management.

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Richard A. Couto (Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kentucky) is with Union Institute and University and a founding faculty member of the Antioch University PhD Program in Leadership and Change. Prior to that he was a founding faculty member of the Jepson School at the University of Richmond, where he held the George M. and Virginia B. Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies, 1991-2002. During that period, he spent two years as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Maryland James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership. At the Jepson School, Dr. Couto helped develop a curriculum that integrates classroom instruction with community service. He also taught at Tennessee State University Institute of Government in the fields of community leadership, social movements, public policy, politics, and experiential education. He began his academic career directing Vanderbilt University's Center for Health Services from 1975 through 1988. That center combined university resources with community assets-including local, grassroots leadership-in low-income areas of Appalachia and the rural South. He is considered a pioneer in the service-learning movement and a champion of the social change emphasis within it. His Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship, 1982-1985, recognized his work and permitted him to extend his studies at the international level. His work has won numerous national awards, including best book in transformational politics from the American Political Science Association, twice, the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize of the Independent Sector, 2000, and outstanding paper at the annual conference of the International Leadership Association in Amsterdam, 2005. Couto grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and received a BA from Marist college and an MA from Boston college. Being a Boston red sox fan since birth prepared him for the vocation of politics, which Max Weber described as "a strong and slow boring of hard boards. It takes both passion and perspective."


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412962636
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1184
  • ID: 9781412962636
  • weight: 3719
  • ISBN10: 1412962633

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