- List of Contributors
- Puzzles of Political Leadership
- Western Political Thought
- Theory of Democratic Leadership
- Political Science
- Public Administration
- Political Psychology
- Psychoanalytic Theories
- Social Psychology
- Rational Choice Approaches to Leadership
- Institutional Analysis
- Contextual Analysis
- Decision Analysis
- Social-Constructionist Analysis
- Rhetorical and Performative Analysis
- Experimental Analysis
- Observational Analysis
- At-A-Distance Analysis
- Biographical Analysis
- Personality Profiling Analysis
- Civic Leadership
- Party and Electoral Leadership
- Populism and Political Leadership
- Performative Political Leadership
- Political Leadership in Networks
- Political Leadership in Times of Crisis
- Leadership and the American Presidency
- Presidential Communication from Hustings to Twitter
- Executive Leadership in Semi-Presidential Systems
- The Variability of Prime Ministers
- The Contingencies of Prime-Ministerial Power in the UK
- Prime Ministers and their Advisers in Parliamentary Democracies
- Cabinet Ministers: Leaders, Team Players, Followers?
- Local Political Leaders
- Regional Political Leadership
- Leadership and International Cooperation
- Leadership of International Organizations
- Political Leadership in China
- Latin American Leadership
- Post-Communist Leadership
- African Political Leadership
- Can Political Leadership be Taught?
- Does Gender Matter?
- What Have We Learned?
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter discusses the general context of analyses of leadership of international organizations in political science and the attempt to understand this leadership from the 1950s to the 1970s, when Haas, Cox, and Jacobson elaborated a research programme to see the internal dynamics of international organizations, also paying attention to leadership by the organizations’ executives. During the 1970s and 1980s the interest in formal organizations and leadership diminished. The chapter then reviews more recent analyses of leadership in the United Nations and European Union systems and discusses some promising ways of studying leadership of international organizations by focusing on problem-solving and leadership during implementation.
Bob Reinalda is Senior Researcher at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He has co-edited studies about autonomous policy making by, decision making within, and implementation by international organizations (with Bertjan Verbeek and Jutta Joachim). He has published the Routledge History of International Organizations: From 1815 to the Present Day (2009) and has edited the Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors (2011) and the Routledge Handbook of International Organization (2013). Together with Kent Kille, The College of Wooster, he is editor of IO BIO, the Biographical Dictionary of Secretaries-General of International Organizations.
Bertjan Verbeek is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Visiting Fellow of Crismart at the Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm, Sweden. He has co-edited studies about autonomous policy making by, decision making within, and implementation by international organizations (with Bob Reinalda and Jutta Joachim). He has published Decision-Making in Great Britain during the Suez Crisis (2003) and Italy’s Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century: The New Assertiveness of an Aspiring Middle Power (2012). His major research projects are When the Cavalry Comes In: A Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy Crises, and International Organizations in Contemporary Global Politics.
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