Leadership in Democracy

From Adaptive Response to Entrepreneurial Initiative

  • Paul Brooker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul Brooker
      Pages 1-5
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Paul Brooker
      Pages 22-33
    3. Paul Brooker
      Pages 34-50
    4. Paul Brooker
      Pages 61-79
  4. Assessing Entrepreneurial-Style, Pioneering Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Paul Brooker
      Pages 83-94
    3. Paul Brooker
      Pages 95-116
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      Pages 117-127
    5. Paul Brooker
      Pages 128-145
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      Pages 146-158
    7. Paul Brooker
      Pages 159-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-217

About this book


Leadership in Democracy develops and applies an innovative leadership theory of democracy and political evolution, based upon Schumpeter's famous theories of democracy and economic entrepreneurship. The new theory is applied to the US and British democracies in an assessment of how much entrepreneurial-style, pioneering leadership occurred from the 1960s to the 1990s in the electoral, governmental, legislative, administrative and policy-advocacy sectors of democracies. The assessment leads on to a wide-ranging appraisal of the prospects for 'entrepreneurial' democracy in the twenty-first century.


democracy executive government Policy political evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Brooker
    • 1
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

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