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By Howard J. Elcock

Political management is an idea significant to figuring out political techniques and results, but its definition is elusive. Many disciplines have contributed to the examine of management, together with political concept, background, psychlogy and administration stories. "Political management" stories the contributions of those disciplines besides a dicussion of the paintings of vintage authors reminiscent of Niccolo Machiavelli, Max Weber and Robert Michels. Howard Elcock develops an account of some of the governing, governance and allegiance roles political leaders play and discusses the units during which their skill to guide successfully may be greater. He examines the techniques of uncertainty relief, expanding creativity and facilitation of collective studying. He concludes that the preoccupation with "new public administration" over the past twenty years has brought on basic debates approximately political and social values to be overlooked. just a new specialize in leaders and management, he argues, can right this challenge and supply assistance for politicians and officers in a global of more and more fast and unpredictable swap. This ebook will be welcomed via students of political technological know-how and historical past, public management and administration in addition to an individual concerned, or with an curiosity, in politics and executive.

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2. Bureaucrats will concern themselves with facts, politicians with placating interests. ’ However, bureaucrats will talk with interested parties too. 3. Politicians and bureaucrats likewise engage in policy making but politicians will articulate broad, diffuse interests while bureaucrats negotiate with the government’s clientele: ‘politicians are passionate, partisan, idealistic, even ideological: bureaucrats are, by contrast, prudent, centrist, practical, pragmatic’ (p. 9). 4. The pure hybrid, where political and bureaucratic roles overlap, producing the politicization of bureaucracy and the bureaucratization of politics.

239). 2. Bureaucrats will concern themselves with facts, politicians with placating interests. ’ However, bureaucrats will talk with interested parties too. 3. Politicians and bureaucrats likewise engage in policy making but politicians will articulate broad, diffuse interests while bureaucrats negotiate with the government’s clientele: ‘politicians are passionate, partisan, idealistic, even ideological: bureaucrats are, by contrast, prudent, centrist, practical, pragmatic’ (p. 9). 4. The pure hybrid, where political and bureaucratic roles overlap, producing the politicization of bureaucracy and the bureaucratization of politics.

R. Lucas’s The Principles of Politics (1966) are concise and to the point: • A man or body of men has authority if it follows from his saying: ‘let X happen’, that X ought to happen. In contrast, let us define power by saying: Some classic analyses of political leadership 29 • A man or body of men has power, if the result of his saying ‘let X happen’, is that X does happen. And again: • A man, or body of men, has influence if the result of his saying, ‘Let X happen’, is that other people will say (perhaps only to themselves), ‘Let X happen’.

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