A pioneering contribution to the study of negotiation theory, this volume takes as its central organizing principle the thesis that national leaders are generally the key actors in international politics and conflict management. Therefore, the editors argue, efforts to contain, manage, and reduce international conflicts through negotiation will be significantly enhanced through the availability of detailed information about the leading players. The papers collected here are deigned to evaluate this hypothesis through a detailed analysis of the major national leaders during the events of June-September 1982 in Lebanon, which began with the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and culminated in the establishment of an international peace-keeping force in West Beirut.
This collection of essays draws on writings from mythologists, sociologists, philosophers, historians, and political activists, to present perspectives on the techniques, philosophies, and theories of political leadership throughout history. The forty-three selections offer a broad range of thought and provide a uniquely comprehensive reference.
How presidents lead–or fail to–is the central concern of this pointed analysis of political leadership in America. Beginning with a solid theoretical examination of the political leadership, Kellerman moves on to assess the nature of presidential power under America’s six most recent administrations and considers the way each president handled the most important item on his domestic agenda.
An edited collection of thirteen original chapters by leadership experts from a variety of social science/business disciplines. The first treatment of leadership studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This introductory text, designed to teach decision-making skills, contains contributions from scholars in the fields of engineering, economics, philosophy, psychology, medicine and political science. Intended for undergraduates or the interested lay person, its practical multi-disciplinary approach uses the case study method to introduce concepts, which can be directly applied to real-life situations. The ethical consequences or implications of each decision are also addressed. Co-authors: Hugo A. Bedau, Richard A. Chechile, William J. Crochetiere, Barbara L. Kellerman, Daniel Ounjian, Stephen G. Pauker, Susan P. Pauker, and Jeffrey Z. Rubin. Originally published by The Benjamin Cummings Publishing Company in 1978.