The pressure between ruler and dominated in democratic societies has by no means been satisfactorily resolved, and the competing interpretations of this relationship lie on the backside of a lot fashionable political discourse. The creator clarifies and elevates the debates over management by figuring out the elemental premises and assumptions that underlie previous and current understandings. He begins by tracing the mental historical past of the central constructs: the chief, the folks, and, finally, the connection between them as they search to perform societal goals. In doing so, he attracts upon the giants of the Western mental custom in addition to the insights of recent historians, political scientists, sociologists and management students. The e-book concludes with a proposed mannequin of management for a contemporary democratic world.
“‘In this important analysis of democratic thought and treatise on leadership, historian Tom Wren drills down to the essential intellectual paradox: that “leadership” and “democracy” are inherently hostile ideas. Wren brilliantly strips down our “fictions” regarding these domains in his intensive deconstruction of each classical and fashionable thought. What emerges is a dialectical awakening and a sensible new imaginative and prescient of citizen participation and enlightened management.’ – Georgia Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, College Park and US Army ‘Tom Wren’s e-book is a masterpiece of mental historical past. It explores the philosophical and historic foundations of democracy in a compelling method. Wren is a glowing and swish author. He makes a probably dry topic come alive with wit and perception. The points Wren addresses are extraordinarily well timed, because the United States endeavors to advance democracy within the Middle East.’ – George Goethals, University of Richmond, US”
About the Author
- Thomas Wren, Professor of Leadership Studies, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, US