Political and Civic Leadership

A Reference Handbook

Richard A. Couto ,

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Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook

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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.

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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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