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My Son Is an Alien A Cultural Portrait of Today's Youth

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ISBN-10: 0742528537

ISBN-13: 9780742528536

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marcel Danesi, Erwin C. Hargrove, Christopher J. Lord, John E. Owens, Kevin Theakston

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The seven essays in Leadership in Context explore important questions at the heart of understanding political leadership. The relationship between personal political skill, the strength or weakness of institutional roles available to leaders, and the changing historical and political context in which leaders act forms the central discussion of each chapter.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Marcel Danesi is Professor and Director of the Program in Semiotics, University of Toronto. Among his publications are: Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language (Indiana University Press, 1993) and Cool: The Signs and Meanings of Adolescence (University of Toronto Press, 1994).Paul Perron is Professor and Principal of University College, University of Toronto. He is author of numerous works on narratology.

Erwin C. Hargrove is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and winner of the prestigious Richard E. Neustadt Award. Among his books are The President as Leader: Appealing to the Better Angels of Our Nature (University Press of Kansas 1999), Presidential Leadership: Personality and Political Style (Addison-Wesley 1966), The Power of the Modern Presidency (Temple University Press 1974), and Jimmy Carter as President: Leadership and the Politics of the Public Good (Louisiana State University Press 1988).

Introduction: Political Leadership in Context
Presidential Leadership: Skill in Context
Late Twentieth Century Congressional Leaders as Shapers of and Hostages to Political Context: Gingrich, Hastert, and Lott
Political Skills and Context in Prime Ministerial Leadership in Britain
The Prime Minister in Canada and the Rise of Personalized Leadership
Comparing Jacques Delors and Jacques Santer as Presidents of the European Commission: Skill in Supranational Context
The Leadership Styles of the German Chancellors from Schmidt to Schroder
The Essence of Presidential Leadership in France: Pompidou, Giscard, Mitterrand, and Chirac as Coalition Builders
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