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Innovative leadership in democracy : policy change under Thatcher /
Jeremy Moon.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., U.S.A. : Darmouth Pub. Co., c1993.
description
xi, 157 p.
ISBN
1855214202 :
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., U.S.A. : Darmouth Pub. Co., c1993.
isbn
1855214202 :
catalogue key
3701667
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1994-07:
Political leadership has become the concept of the decade. When you begin from the perspective that the "leader" is the principal unit of analysis, followers and relationships somehow get lost or, at best, relegated to a secondary role in the process. Moon's book is no exception. It is a well-crafted exposition of the Thatcher years. Exploring goals, means, and outcomes, as well as employing typologies of leadership that seem on the face to be no more useful than any of the other casually defined models that clutter the field, Moon draws the conclusion that there is much to Thatcher's innovative leadership. Furthermore, and more dangerous, he suggests there are some important conclusions for democracy in general. Unfortunately, Moon provides absolutely no data to support any generalizations--Britain is Britain, and as far as social science is concerned, one cannot safely extrapolate from a unique and short period of time, and a unique space of soil (Britain) to the family of democracies--not even parliamentary democracies. That has not stopped Moon, nor will it stop all those who will certainly follow in their quest to add one more book on Thatcher and one more book on a poorly defined, banal concept like leadership. As Dryden lamented: "And torture one more word ten thousand ways." This is a fine descriptive and usefully suggestive book, but for a theoretical addition to the field, look elsewhere. Undergraduate through faculty. J. D. Robertson; Texas A&M University
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Table of Contents
Introduction
The scope of policy choice in democracies
From leaders to innovative leadership
Margaret Thatcher - a good test of innovative leadership?
Social factors and Thatcher's policy choice
Governmental factors and Thatcher's policy choice
Economic and secular factors and Thatcher's policy choice
Innovative leadership: Thatcher in perspective
Bibliography
Index
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