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Transformative political leadership : making a difference in the developing world / Robert I. Rotberg.

by Rotberg, Robert I.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2012.Description: vii, 217 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226728988 (hardcover); 9780226728995 (paperback : alkaline paper); 0226728986 (hardcover); 0226728994 (paperback : alkaline paper).Subject(s): Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 | Khama, Seretse, 1921-1980 | Lee, Kuan Yew, 1923-2015 | Atatürk, Kemal, 1881-1938 | Leadership | Developing countries -- Politics and governmentDDC classification: 303.3/4
Contents:
Political leadership, governance, political culture, and political institutions -- Political leadership -- Governance -- Political culture and political institutions -- Compelling political leadership: the critical competencies -- The differences leaders make -- Emotional intelligence -- The core competencies -- The vision thing -- The mobilization momentum -- Being legitimate -- Gaining trust -- The enlarged enterprise -- Tapping into authentic needs -- The contribution of charisma -- The cases -- Nelson Mandela: consummate inclusionist -- A manifest destiny -- A mass leader arrived -- Maturing as an activist -- "An ideal for which I am prepared to die" -- "I will return" -- Donning the green jersey -- Seretse Khama: resolute democrat -- A traditional heritage -- "A very disreputable transaction" -- "Slow and steady" -- Noblesse oblige -- Dirt-poor and principled -- "Democracy must be nursed and nurtured" -- Prudence, morality, and competence -- To build a new nation -- Lee Kuan Yew: systematic nation-builder -- Born to lead -- The Singapore express -- "Lee . . . is the only man" -- Getting Singapore to work -- A first world oasis -- Paying a heavy price -- The coming of institutions -- The new confucianism -- Kemal Ataturk: uncompromising modernizer -- "Victory is mine" -- Only a single leader would do -- The forced march to modernity -- Off with the fez -- The commanding vision -- Becoming Ataturk -- The new Turkey -- The crisis of contemporary political leadership -- The founders and their successors -- The crisis -- Despots and tyrants -- Transactional leadership -- Leaders making a difference -- Strengthening leadership in the developing world.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-204) and index.

Political leadership, governance, political culture, and political institutions -- Political leadership -- Governance -- Political culture and political institutions -- Compelling political leadership: the critical competencies -- The differences leaders make -- Emotional intelligence -- The core competencies -- The vision thing -- The mobilization momentum -- Being legitimate -- Gaining trust -- The enlarged enterprise -- Tapping into authentic needs -- The contribution of charisma -- The cases -- Nelson Mandela: consummate inclusionist -- A manifest destiny -- A mass leader arrived -- Maturing as an activist -- "An ideal for which I am prepared to die" -- "I will return" -- Donning the green jersey -- Seretse Khama: resolute democrat -- A traditional heritage -- "A very disreputable transaction" -- "Slow and steady" -- Noblesse oblige -- Dirt-poor and principled -- "Democracy must be nursed and nurtured" -- Prudence, morality, and competence -- To build a new nation -- Lee Kuan Yew: systematic nation-builder -- Born to lead -- The Singapore express -- "Lee . . . is the only man" -- Getting Singapore to work -- A first world oasis -- Paying a heavy price -- The coming of institutions -- The new confucianism -- Kemal Ataturk: uncompromising modernizer -- "Victory is mine" -- Only a single leader would do -- The forced march to modernity -- Off with the fez -- The commanding vision -- Becoming Ataturk -- The new Turkey -- The crisis of contemporary political leadership -- The founders and their successors -- The crisis -- Despots and tyrants -- Transactional leadership -- Leaders making a difference -- Strengthening leadership in the developing world.

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