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Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 1412962633
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"A remarkably varied and comprehensive presentation of the work of leading scholars in the field of leadership, edited by a longtime student of this challenging and crucial subject. Highly recommended." (James MacGregor Burns 2010-09-20)

"This is an extraordinary tour de force that brings together the best thinkers on political and civic leadership studies. If there is one leadership reference book that should appear on your bookshelf, this is it!" (David G. Altman 2010-09-23)

About the Author

Richard A. Couto (Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kentucky) is with Union Institute and University and a founding faculty member of the Antioch University PhD Program in Leadership and Change. Prior to that he was a founding faculty member of the Jepson School at the University of Richmond, where he held the George M. and Virginia B. Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies, 1991-2002. During that period, he spent two years as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Maryland James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership. At the Jepson School, Dr. Couto helped develop a curriculum that integrates classroom instruction with community service. He also taught at Tennessee State University Institute of Government in the fields of community leadership, social movements, public policy, politics, and experiential education. He began his academic career directing Vanderbilt University’s Center for Health Services from 1975 through 1988. That center combined university resources with community assets―including local, grassroots leadership―in low-income areas of Appalachia and the rural South. He is considered a pioneer in the service-learning movement and a champion of the social change emphasis within it. His Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship, 1982-1985, recognized his work and permitted him to extend his studies at the international level. His work has won numerous national awards, including best book in transformational politics from the American Political Science Association, twice, the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize of the Independent Sector, 2000, and outstanding paper at the annual conference of the International Leadership Association in Amsterdam, 2005. Couto grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and received a BA from Marist college and an MA from Boston college. Being a Boston red sox fan since birth prepared him for the vocation of politics, which Max Weber described as “a strong and slow boring of hard boards. It takes both passion and perspective.”

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1184 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412962633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412962636
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 8.8 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Denise Eskildson on September 6, 2011
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These two volumes are packed with pertinent, up-to-date information on political and civic leadership. A must have for anyone in public service, high position in business or government leadership. The information is valuable, useful, and up-to-date with depth and breath of intelligent wisdom and facts.
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