ABSTRACT

The Global Obama examines the president’s image in five continents and more than twenty countries. It is the first book to look at Barack Obama’s presidency and analyze how Obama and America are viewed by publics, governments, and political commentators around world. The author of Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President (Top 10 Black History Book) scaled the globe to gather opinions – cultural, historical, and political analyses – about Obama’s leadership style. Writers, journalists, psychologists, consultants, and social scientists present their views on Obama’s leadership, popularity, and many of the global challenges that still remain unresolved. As a progress report, this is the first book that tries to grasp ‘the Obama phenomenon’ in totality, as perceived by populations around the world with special focus on America’s leadership in the 21st Century.

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PART I Obama as a Global Leader

chapter 1|28 pages

Introduction: Obama’s Adventures in Globalization

ByDINESH SHARMA, UWE P. GIELEN

chapter 3|14 pages

Obama’s Leadership in the Era of Globalization: A Critical Examination

ByRABI S. BHAGAT, ANNETTE S. MCDEVITT, MANNSOO SHIN, BHARATENDU N. SRIVASTAVA

chapter 4|22 pages

Barack Obama and Inclusive Leadership in Engaging Followership

ByEDWIN P. HOLLANDER

chapter 5|6 pages

Obama, Hillary, and Women’s Voices: Legacy of Ann Dunham

ByDINESH SHARMA

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PART II Africa

chapter 7|16 pages

African Diasporas, Immigration, and the Obama Administration

ByPAUL TIYAMBE ZELEZA AND CASSANDRA R. VENEY

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PART III The Americas

part |2 pages

PART IV Europe

chapter 10|8 pages

Is Obamamania Over in Europe?

ByAKIS KALAITZIDIS

chapter 11|9 pages

Obama’s French Connection

ByDONALD MORRISON

chapter 12|13 pages

A Relationship of Hope and Misinterpretation: Germany and Obama

ByTHOMAS CIESLIK

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PART V The Middle East and Israel

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PART VI Asia-Pacifi c Region

chapter 16|18 pages

Bent by History in Afghanistan

ByARTURO G. MUÑOZ

chapter 18|10 pages

The Chinese View of President Obama

ByBENJAMIN SHOBERT

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PART VII Conclusion

chapter 21|2 pages

A Commentary from South Africa

BySATHS COOPER

chapter 22|6 pages

Obama’s Leadership Paradigm in India: A Personal Refl ection

BySURAT SINGH

chapter 23|5 pages

President Obama: A Commentary from Russia

ByEVGENY OSIN

chapter 24|21 pages

America’s Asian Century: A Mirage or Reality?

ByDINESH SHARMA