Understanding local political leadership: constitutions, contexts and capabilities

Date

2004-12-01

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0300-3930

Volume Title

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Abstract

Description

This article is innovative in theoretical terms and has significant policy relevance. The authors use a ‘new institutionalist’ approach, linked to their 2005 JRF research project on political leadership, to critically analyse the government’s assumptions about the benefits of strong, charismatic, individual leadership in local government. It has stimulated, through presentations at policy oriented conferences, a more informed and balanced debate about the current role of local political leadership.

Keywords

RAE 2008, UoA 39 Politics and International Studies, Local Governance Research Unit

Citation

Lowndes, V. and Leach, S.N. (2004) Understanding Local Political Leadership: Constitutions, Contexts and Capabilities. Local Government Studies, 30(4), pp. 557-575.

Rights

Research Institute

Local Governance Research Centre (LGRC)