Leadership and Transformative Ambition in International Relations

Leadership and Transformative Ambition in International Relations

New Horizons in Leadership Studies series

Mark A. Menaldo

This enriching book explores a theoretical gap in international relations and the role of leader ambition. It presents the idea that some leaders transcend political constraints and as a result, they fundamentally reshape their domestic polity while introducing change to the international system.

Index

Mark A. Menaldo

Subjects: politics and public policy, international relations, leadership

Extract

Achilles 149 Adair, Douglass 37 Ahrensdorf, Peter 133 Alcibiades 1–4, 60, 125, 170 Algeria Algiers 116, 122 War of Independence (1954–62) 122–3 ambition 36–7, 96–8, 106, 109–10, 118, 124 as potential cause of tyranny 40–41 political 1–3, 7–9, 21–2, 26, 33, 35–7, 39, 45–6, 51, 54–9, 75–6, 79, 81–2, 94–5, 98, 100, 102–11, 118, 125, 127 self-actualization as opposition to 95 transformative 97–8, 101, 106 Ancient Greece 130 Athens 2, 4, 10, 96–7, 125, 127–9, 131–2, 134–6, 138–9, 141–8, 151–60, 162–4, 166–8, 170, 173–4 Attica 138, 150, 155, 158, 166–8 Chios 154 conventional warfare strategies of 165 Corinth 158–9, 162 Corcyra 158–9, 161 Coronea 158 culture of 149–51 Delos 153 Epidamnus 161–2 Euboea 156–8 Eurymedon 154 Helots 130–31, 146, 155, 169 Lesbos 154 Megara 156 Piraeus 166 Sparta 10, 129, 131, 134–5, 137, 139, 142, 146, 150–52, 154–5, 157–9, 162–3, 165, 168–70 Archidamus 161, 163–4 Argentina 46, 50 Aristotle 82, 92–3, 103–4, 107, 111, 119, 129, 144, 146 concept of magnanimity 2, 5–6, 9, 41, 79, 86, 100–104, 110–18, 124, 174 concept of self-realization 93 Ethics 100–102, 109, 111–12 Eudemian Ethics 114–15 Politics 116 Rhetoric 109 view of honor 58, 100 view of magnificence 118 view of political ambitions 106...