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Dialectics of Leadership for Peace: Toward a Moral Model of Resistance

  title={Dialectics of Leadership for Peace: Toward a Moral Model of Resistance},
  author={Bernice Ledbetter},
  journal={Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics},
  • Bernice Ledbetter
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics
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