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Political Leadership, Nascent Statehood and Democracy
A comparative study





ISBN 9781138683624
Published April 21, 2016 by Routledge
200 Pages

 
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Do political leaders determine whether a polity will receive a democratic future or not? Research and advocates of democracy agree on the significance of political elites for democratization, yet there is a need for a more specific understanding of their role.

This book develops a theory of political leadership at the point of nascent statehood to explain the emergence of resilient democracies. It employs four diverse case studies to examine the role of leadership and democratic consolidation. In doing so, the book identifies certain capacities of political leaders at the critical moment of nascent statehood as decisive to the future democratic quality of their state.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, democratization studies, state building, leadership, nationalism, Middle Eastern studies and South Asian studies.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations  Glossary  List of Figures  Acknowledgements  PART I POLITICAL LEADERSHIP MATTERS  CHAPTER 1 THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF DEMOCRATIC STATE BUILDING  CHAPTER 2 SITUATING THE STUDY  PART II CASE STUDIES  CHAPTER 3 INTRODUCTION TO THE CASES  CHAPTER 4 INDIEN  CHAPTER 5 PAKISTAN  CHAPTER 6 ISRAEL  CHAPTER 7 PALESTINE  PART III IMPLICATIONS OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP FOR DEMOCRATIC STATE BUILDING  CHAPTER 8 SUMMERY OF RESULTS AND CASE COMPARISON  CHAPTER 9 CONCLUSIONS  REFERENCES

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Biography

Ulrika Möller is a Lecturer in the Department Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Isabell Schierenbeck is an Associate Professor in School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.