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Conclusion

John Kane and Haig Patapan

in The Democratic Leader: How Democracy Defines, Empowers and Limits its Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199650477
eISBN:
9780191739071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650477.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The tension between leadership and popular sovereignty can never be resolved. If true, this has major implications for democratic leaders and democracies more generally. The most important of these ... More


Democratic Leadership: Egalitarian Guidance and a Plan for Empowering the People

Shannon L. Mariotti

in Adorno and Democracy: The American Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167336
eISBN:
9780813167411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167336.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter lays out Adorno’s unconventional thoughts on democratic leadership. Reading the essay “Democratic Leadership and Mass Manipulation” alongside his writings on education, it becomes clear ... More


Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies

John Kane and Haig Patapan (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199683840
eISBN:
9780191763397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683840.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book explores whether, in the current atmosphere of international economic and political tension, and more generally, democracies foster and support effective political judgment and good ... More


Another Adorno

Shannon L. Mariotti

in Adorno and Democracy: The American Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167336
eISBN:
9780813167411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter lays out the argument of the book, discusses the largely unexplored English-language compositions it analyzes, and demonstrates its unique contributions to existing ... More


Democratic Leadership

William A. Galston

in Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300228922
eISBN:
9780300235319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228922.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the tension between leadership and democratic psychology. Throughout history, democracies have struggled against both populism and elitism, often in the form of individuals who ... More


Nation of Devils: Democratic Leadership and the Problem of Obedience

Stein Ringen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300193190
eISBN:
9780300199017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300193190.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book offers a thought-provoking meditation on the art of democratic rule: how does a government persuade the people to accept its authority? Every government must make unpopular demands of its ... More


“There Is Nothing for Nothing Any Longer”: Dave McCurdy's Quest for National Service

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

Smarting from Michael Dukakis’ defeat, centrist Democrats finally counterattacked. Working through the Democratic Leadership Council, Dave McCurdy, and his centrist liberal acolytes, battled Jesse ... More


Think Tanks, New Democrats, and Committed Conservatives

Jason Stahl

in Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details two think tank institutional developments of the late 1980s and 1990s which furthered conservatism during this time. First, the chapter details the emergence of the Democratic ... More


Patriotic Leadership in Democracy

Haig Patapan

in Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199683840
eISBN:
9780191763397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683840.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the challenge of modern patriotism to good democratic leadership. It is naturally demanded of democratic leaders that they act patriotically in putting the interests of their ... More


Emancipators’ Dilemmas: Democratic Leadership and the Politics of Equal Rights

Rogers M. Smith

in Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199683840
eISBN:
9780191763397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683840.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 7 discusses the effectiveness or otherwise of historical leadership attempts to promote a progressive agenda in American politics. It specifically focuses on the informal alliance between ... More


Conclusion: The Path to American Democratic Leadership

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

in For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452987
eISBN:
9780801471919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452987.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book has shown that the early Republic was apprehensive over the presidency and that attitudes toward the presidency remained precariously unresolved in 1789. It has examined how Americans ... More


A “Dangerous Vice”: Leaders under Scrutiny

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

in For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452987
eISBN:
9780801471919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452987.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how federal leaders came under public scrutiny as Americans sought an ideal of executive authority that would remain anchored in popular sovereignty and yet be able to steer the ... More


Democratic Leadership and the Problem of Future Generations

Kenneth Ruscio

in Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199683840
eISBN:
9780191763397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683840.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the problem of intergenerational justice. Here it is argued that our democratic political systems enable us to capture benefits for ourselves and transfer the costs to others, ... More


Who Belongs in the University?

Stephen Schryer

in Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Philip Roth’s late 1990s novel, The Human Stain, arguing that the novel draws an analogy between the university and the Democratic Party. In early War on Poverty–era novels ... More


Think Tanks, Foreign Policy, and the Marketplace of Ideas in the 2000s

Jason Stahl

in Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on how, after the Cold War and in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the think tank was one of the key institutions involved in pushing a militarized U.S. ... More


Policy Stalemate at the Demographic Divide

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the policies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush concerning Social Security. The 1994–1996 Advisory Council on Social Security appointed by Clinton came up with a single set of ... More


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