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Political Leadership

A Source Book

Barbara Kellerman (Editor)


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This collection of essays draws on writings from mythologists, sociologists, philosophers, historians, and political activists, to present perspectives on the techniques, philosophies, and theories of political leadership throughout history. The forty-three selections offer a broad range of thought and provide a uniquely comprehensive reference.

Praise For Political Leadership: A Source Book

“The editor has compiled an excellent collection of 43 readings on leadership by authors ranging from Plato and Plutarch to Freud and Erikson. . . . Anyone interested in political leadership generally should find this a useful source.”
—Presidential Studies Quarterly

“The full contours of the debate about leadership are well delineated, . . . focusing the reader's attention on the two key problems posed by the study of leadership:  the character of leaders and the principles which define good leadership.”
—American Political Science Review

“Political Leadership is simply the best available collection of readings about leadership for an undergraduate course.”

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822953821, 480pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1986

About the Author

Barbara Kellerman is James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.