ECPR General Conference
Universität Hamburg, Hamburg
22 - 25 August 2018




Aftermath and Outputs; Political Elites, Leaders and Their Consequences

Elites
 
Government
 
Political Leadership
 
Section Number
S07
Section Chair
Matthew Kerby
Australian National University
Section Co-Chair
Patrick Dumont
Australian National University

Abstract
This Section is sponsored by the ECPR Standing Group on Elites and Political Leadership, which at present has over 250 members and follows the success of last year’s Elites and Political Leadership Section at the Oslo General Conference, For Oslo, the Standing Group requested eight Panels and we were assigned six Panels only. As a result of the large number of Paper proposals submitted we were asked to organise additional Panels. Ten strong Panels were eventually convened in Oslo – each with four Paper presenters and dedicated Chairs and Discussants. Feedback on the Oslo conference from the Standing Group membership was very positive and we now have nine Panels in our Section in Hamburg.

The Panels have contributions from scholars who are interested in the impact of and effect of political elites on policy and the outputs related to those policy domains. We move this research agenda towards the study of policy-specific sectors, the variation across democratic and semi-democratic/authoritarian systems, the evolution of the background of elites involved in policy-making, as well as how to scrutinize and measure their performance.

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P135Elites Background and Career Across Regimes and Systems View Panel Details
P217Inside/Outside Political Elites and Their Political Consequences View Panel Details
P248Leaders, Democracy and Accountability View Panel Details
P259Making Foreign Policy. The Role of Political Leaders View Panel Details
P333Political Elites in Economic Policy-Making View Panel Details
P337Political Leaders and Leadership in Illiberal Democracies, Semi-Democratic and Authoritarian Regimes View Panel Details
P452The Impact of Elites on the Making, Breaking and Keeping of Campaign Promises View Panel Details
P465The Personalisation of Politics' Effects on Political Elites' Policy-Making, Features, and Evaluation View Panel Details
P502Typifying Political Leaders’ Styles and Roles View Panel Details
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