The Role of Charismatic Leadership in Ending the Cold War: The Presidencies of Boris Yeltsin, Vaclav Havel, and Helmut Kohl

The Role of Charismatic Leadership in Ending the Cold War: The Presidencies of Boris Yeltsin, Vaclav Havel, and Helmut Kohl

By: Carol R. Strong (author)Hardback

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This book modifies Weber's conception of legitimate authority to examine the connections between charismatic authority and radical societal change. It argues that the form and duration of the emerging charismatic authority depends on both longer-term variables (the existing political system and culture) and more transient ones (a suitable leader; media influence; the international perspective; and, specific events sparking radical change).

Contents

Foreword by Leslie Holmes; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; Introduction; 1. Legitimate Authority in Contemporary; 2. The Various Faces of Charisma in Politics; 3. The Interrelated Aspects of Charismatic Authority; 4. Boris Yeltsin: The Heroic Charismatic; 5. Vaclav Havel: The Reluctant Charismatic; 6. Helmut Kohl: The Contested (Constituted) Charismatic; 7. Conclusion: The Charismatics Compared; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773447110
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9780773447110
  • ISBN10: 0773447113

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