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POLSĀ 476. Capstone - Global Leaders and Leadership. (4).

This course will examine and analyze global political leaders and groups. Political leadership requires skills that it shares with leadership in any area of life and those that are particular to politics. The goal of the course is to provide an understanding of the role of political leaders and groups in various political systems and situations. The relationships between leadership and democracy will be a primary theme throughout the course, but world leaders from various political systems will be studied. We will also discuss problems and questions that leaders across political systems have to deal with. In addition, the course will emphasize discussion of conflicting theories of effective leadership.