ECPR General Conference
Université de Montréal, Montreal
26 - 29 August 2015

Authoritative Leadership in the Multi-Level Context

Local Government
Political Leadership
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Sabine van Zuydam
Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration / Tilburg University
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28/08/2015 09:00
Building: Jean-Brillant Floor: 3 Room: B-3295
Ongoing scholarly debates on leadership capital and political leadership have shown that authority and credibility are crucial assets for political leaders, but also that their attainment nowadays is not as straightforward as it might have been in the past. This is because the demands placed on contemporary leaders are different and because the socio-economical, institutional and political contexts in which they operate have changed considerably. In this panel we explore the sources of authority different types of leaders (can) draw on in their relationships with citizens, as well as the communicative characteristics of the interaction between citizens and leaders at different levels of government. We welcome analyses of political leaders’ performance on the national stage, but we also want to address authoritative leadership on other government levels (e.g. local or regional). To this end, our panel aims to include papers that address questions of authority by means of single or comparative case studies as well as papers that focus on either a single or multiple levels of government.

Paper List

Improving Skills to Build Leadership Capital. The Case of Italian Presidents View Paper Details
Credibility as a Source of Authority: Exploring how National Leaders Gain Credibility through their Performance View Paper Details
Authority Change of Prime Ministers in The Netherlands during Crises: Using the Leadership Capital Index View Paper Details
Contingency and Political Action. The Role of Leadership in Endogenously Created Crises View Paper Details
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