The Icarus Temptation: Democratic Leadership and the Politics of Technology

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Title The Icarus Temptation: Democratic Leadership and the Politics of Technology
Author Patapan, Haig
Publication Title Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2010 (APSA)
Editor Brian Galligan
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Australian Political Studies Association
Abstract Modern democratic leaders face a new quandary – how are they to confront and deal with the challenge posed by modern technological innovation? In this paper I explore three specific aspects of this challenge – the problem of change or hyper-flux; the problem of theodicy; and the problem of authority. In examining these challenges of democratic leadership I want to explore the way technology can be said to have transformed democratic politics, and therefore posed a problem for democratic leaders, whether contingently or permanently.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the author.
ISBN 9780646542706
Conference name Connected Globe: Conflicting Worlds
Location Melbourne, Australia
Date From 2010-09-27
Date To 2010-09-29
Date Accessioned 2011-02-10
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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