By Jack Hayward
Taking elitism and populism because the contrary poles among which the political leaders have to steer, the individuals successively contemplate why there looks to were a degeneration within the caliber of elite leaders, with civil societies turning opposed to their governments and the elite mediators among the powerless and the strong. The agenda-setting function of the media, the rival appeals to illustration and referendum, the issues encountered via political events and organised pursuits, and the tensions among public call for and financial constraints are all mentioned. The chapters recommend that the necessity to lead from front instead of from at the back of is still integral in elitist democracies.
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