1st Edition

The Future of Political Leadership in the Digital Age Neo-Leadership, Image and Influence

Edited By Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka, Tomasz Gajewski Copyright 2021
    174 Pages
    by Routledge

    174 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book comprehensively describes the impact of modern technologies on political leadership by providing a new paradigm of the phenomenon of neo-leadership, that is political leadership oriented on creating both the image and political influence on the Internet.

    It examines its functioning in the new media environment and identifies the most important transforming trends, taking into account their impact on political and social relations in an era of dynamic technological development. Systematically exploring various dimensions of leadership, it presents new notions relevant in a networked world where leaders are created and conduct themselves against the backdrop of a technological revolution, including the development of AI, automation, algorithms and ultrafast networks, all of which strengthen or disrupt their impact and create a new set of virtual authorities exerting an increasing impact on society, ethical considerations and political life and requiring new methods for study.

    This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of leadership and elite studies, media and communication studies, political marketing, political science, international relations; public policy, and sociology.


    Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka and Tomasz Gajewski

    1. Neoleadership Paradigm

    Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka

    2. Society Immersed in Mediacracy

    Maria Nowina Konopka

    3. The Technology of Future Leadership

    Tomasz Gajewski

    4. The (Non?)Ethical Dilemmas of Political Leadership

    Artur Laska

    5. Authority in the Network: Who is it?

    Katarzyna Gruszko and Witold Sokała

    6. How to Research Neoleadership?

    Weronika Świerczyńska-Głownia

    7. Leaders of Parties or Parties of Leaders? The Position of Party Leaders and Models of Their Selection on the Example of Poland and the Czech Republic

    Maciej Hartliński and Michal Kubát

    8. The Development of Technopopulism in a Globalized World

    Rafał Dudała


    Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka and Tomasz Gajewski


    Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of International Relations and Public Policy at Jan Kochanowski University, Poland.

    Tomasz Gajewski is Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations and Public Policy at Jan Kochanowski University, Poland.