chapter  1
Political Leadership in Context
ByJoseph Masciulli, Mikhail A. Molchanov, W. Andy Knight
Pages 26

Political leadership and followership account for significant differences across and within individual nation states in responding to both newer global problems and traditional governance issues. globalization creates the demand for new forms of international and supranational leadership: as a ‘package of transnational flows of people, production, investment, information, ideas, and authority’ (Brysk 2002, 1; cf. Masciulli and day 2006), globalization elevates the significance of leadership of international organizations, regional groups of states, and global agencies (Masciulli and day 2006; Keck and Sikkink 1998).