The Global Obama
Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century
Edited by Dinesh Sharma, Uwe P. Gielen
To Be Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge – 640 pages
This new edited book from the author of Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President (Praeger) will be a wonderful addition to our Leadership: Research and Practice series. It will be one of the first academic books to look at Barack Obama’s presidency and analyze how President Obama is viewed within the context of cultural and technological globalization and leadership from different parts of the world. Commentary from the GLOBE team of researchers will be included at the end of sections to analyze how well this President did using the six leadership dimensions from the famous Globe study on leadership.
Introduction: 1. Obama’s Adventures in Globalization D. Sharma, U.P. Gielen 2. President Obama and American Exceptionalism: Is the U.S. an Indispensable Nation in a Multipolar World? G.W. Streich, K Marrar 3. Obama’s Leadership in the Era of Globalization: A Critical Examination R.S. Bhagat, A.S. McDevitt, M. Shin, B.N. Srivastava, D.L. Ford 4. Barack Obama and Inclusive Leadership in Engaging Followership E. Hollander Part 1: Africa 5. 5. Obama, Hilary, and Women’s Voices D. Sharma 6. Afro-Optimism from Mahatma Gandhi to Barack Obama: A Tale of Two Prophecies A. Mazrui 7. African Diasporas, Immigration, and the Obama Administration P. T. Zeleza, C. Veney Part 2: U.S. and Americas 8. Love as Distraction: Canadians, Obama, and African- Canadian Political Invisibility R. Walcott 9. Changing Times and Economic Cycles: President Obama – the Southern Continent, Mexico, and the Caribbean E. Moncarz, R. Moncarz Part 3: Europe 10. Is Obamamania over in Europe? A. Kalaitzidis 11. The French Connection D. Morrison 12. A relationship of Hope and Misinterpretation: Germany and Obama T. Cieslik Part 4: Middle East and Israel 13. Obama’s/America’s Image as Seen by Arabs R. Ahmed 14. Obama, Iran, and the New Great Game in Eurasia P. Escobar 15. Great Disappointments in the Arab World during Obama’s First Term M. Masad 16. Bent by History in Afghanistan A. Munoz 17. Between Popularity and Pragmatism: South Korea’s Perspectives on Obama’s First Term M. Maass 18. The Chinese View of President Obama Rubicon Strategy Group 19. Radical Manhood and Traditional Masculinity: Japanese Acknowledgements for Literary Obama E. Senaha Conclusion: 20. A View from the Jewish Diaspora and Israel: A Critical Appraisal of Obama D. Efune 21. A View of Africa: Commentary S. Cooper 22. Can Obama’s Leadership Paradigm Apply in India: A Personal Reflection S. Singh 23. America’s Asian Century D. Sharma
Dinesh Sharma is the author of Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President, which was rated as the Top 10 Black History Book for 2012 by the American Library Association. He is a regular columnist for Asia Times Online, and a contributor to Al Jazeera English, Eastern Eye, News Blaze and many other news websites. Currently, he is a senior fellow at the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Research, New York He has consulted in the healthcare industry for almost ten years for Fortune 500 clients, while authored or edited six books and hundreds of peer-reviewed, scientific as well as journalistic articles. His other books or monographs include: Psychoanalysis, Culture and Religion (2013/forthcoming); Human Technogenesis: Cultural Pathways through the Information Age (2004); Childhood, Family and Sociocultural Change in India (2003); Socioemotional Development Across Cultures (1998). He earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University and Doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.
Uwe P. Gielen is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology at St. Francis College, New York. He is the editor of some 20 books including (with Roy Moodley and Rosa Wu) Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context (2013) and (with Michael Stevens) Toward a Global Psychology: Theory, Research, Intervention, and Pedagogy (2007).