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Professor Archie Brown on the ‘dangerous myth’ of the strong leader

Brown, Archie and Kippin, Sean (2014) Professor Archie Brown on the ‘dangerous myth’ of the strong leader. Democratic Audit UK (30 Apr 2014). Website.

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In politics, it is generally seen as a good thing to be considered a ‘strong leader’, with Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher often used as examples of the dovetailing of strength, electoral success, and policy achievement. But is this necessarily the case? In a new book, ‘The Myth of the Strong Leader‘, Archie Brown argues that this widely held belief is not only wrong, but most likely dangerous, too. Democratic Audit asked Professor Brown to answer some questions about his argument, with part one of two appearing below.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 13:28
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2021 23:22

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