Themes, Contexts, and Critiques
Political leadership continues to be marked by a mixture of high-end exposure and low-end explanation. This book gives full weight to the material prominence of leaders and to the way that leadership operates as a medium of political themes, issues and concepts. At the same time, the aim is to reduce the dissonance associated with the study of leadership, fragmented as it is, into discrete studies, multiple approaches, and priority disputes based upon
disciplinary boundaries. The book aims to put the subject of political leadership back together within a more integrated framework, and provides an in-depth engagement with leadership's analytical challenges
whilst retaining illustrative space for the immediacy, allure and drama of leadership in action.