Stock Image

Politics as Leadership: Revised Edition (BRICK LECTURE SERIES)

Tucker, Robert C.

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0826210236 / ISBN 13: 9780826210234
Published by University of Missouri
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
From glenthebookseller (Montgomery, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since December 20, 2007

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 8.01 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

0826210236 Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental matierials such as CD's, info-trac etc. Bookseller Inventory # Z0826210236Z3

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Politics as Leadership: Revised Edition (...

Publisher: University of Missouri

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Good

About this title

Synopsis:

Robert C. Tucker begins this invaluable book with an analytical look at politics, leadership, and the effect each has on the other. Aligning himself with Plato's view of politics as leadership, Tucker argues that politics is more usefully defined from this perspective than from the more familiar stance of the exercise of power. He maintains leaders must define collective problems, prescribe actions or policies, and finally seek support for their diagnoses and policy prescriptions.

Tucker contends that political science must take account not only of leadership by those in state authority, but also of sociopolitical movements for change as vehicles of attempted leadership of political communities. Dividing such movements into those for reform and those for revolution, he illustrates this distinction with examples, including Martin Luther King Jr. as a reform leader and Lenin as a revolutionary one.

Finally, Tucker raises a central question of his study: how can leadership save humankind from itself in the troubled world of today? In an insightful and moving discussion of what he calls the "crisis syndrome," Tucker analyzes problems such as population growth, resource depletion, and environmental degradation with respect to leadership. He argues that the current political process has focused on the immediate present while ignoring crises with far-reaching implications that require tough solutions.

In the epilogue to this revised edition, Tucker draws on his expertise as a Russian specialist, extending the book's discussion of leadership by viewing Mikhail Gorbachev as a reform leader in Soviet Russia and Boris Yeltsin as a post-Soviet Russian leader. Tucker also readdresses the "crisis syndrome" by examining leaders' responses in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Tucker's incisive reasoning, original insights, and commentary on the theory and practice of politics should make this revised edition of Politics as Leadership equally valuable and fascinating for experts in the field of political science and for concerned citizens.

From the Back Cover:

This invaluable book examines politics, leadership, and the effect each has on the other. Tucker argues that politics is more usefully defined as leadership than as the exercise of power.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We offer a wide variety of educational textbooks.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Company Details:
Ez Book Recycle Inc
PO BOX 4816
Aurora, I...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express