We’re pleased to announce that registration for PUPOL’s third international conference is now open. Please join us, it’s not too late yet! – the submission deadline for paper proposals and abstracts is December 31, 2017.
Set to take place at The Swedish Defence University in beautiful Stockholm, this year’s conference promises to be yet another eventful gathering of scholars in public and political leadership from around the world.
This year’s conference theme is ‘Leadership in a Changing Environment‘. With this theme, we want to explore leadership challenges that arise from rapid change, such as crisis management and dealing with technological change on markets, but also those that concern more slow-burning, structural issues such as negotiating multilateral framework agreements to combat climate change, to limit disaster risk and to facilitate international trade. Other intriguing topics within the realm of Leadership in a Changing Environment involve the changes emanating from leadership transitions and leadership challenges relating to public, organizational and corporate values and losses in market/public trust. The communicative practices deployed in facing rapid change are especially interesting.
Papers, workshops and symposia are invited on topics relevant to the theme, including but not limited to:
Global challenges for the public and political domains (e.g. migration, safety, climate change) and the role of leadership therein
Processes and outcomes of crisis leadership at societal, inter- and intra- organizational, group and/or individual levels on key societal functions (e.g. democratic practices, policy-making, public services, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, auditing and monitoring, communication)
The role of leadership in addressing wicked problems, on an international, national, regional or local level and in different policy domains (e.g. policing, welfare, economic development)
Negative leadership (e.g. destructive, abusive or toxic leadership) and how this diminishes public and social value
Original methodological perspectives and comparative studies in researching antecedents, processes and outcomes of leadership
Power, politics and political astuteness in public and political leadership
Leadership development for crisis management
We encourage submissions that explore the different aspects of the conference theme, but note that other papers on public and political leadership are also welcome.
Like every year, PUPOL organises a special panel on public and political leadership at the 2017 annual work conference of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) on 9-10 November in Maastricht. And you have until 1 September to submit your abstract!
The PUPOL panels at NIG are known for their open and inviting atmosphere, the depth and constructiveness of the discussions, and the extensive time available to debate about the different papers. It is also a great place to meet with like-minded public and political leadership scholars and develop ideas for future collaborative research opportunities.
Did you also enjoy PUPOL’s second international conference in Milton Keynes, UK and want to look back at the keynote speeches by prof. Barbara Crosby and prof. John Bryson or the one by Brad Jackson? No problem! All the keynotes and TED-type talks of the conference are now online.
Take a look below and enjoy some of the latest, thought-provoking ideas and research findings on public and political leadership:
Post-Heroic Leadership: Really??!! By Prof Barbara Crosby and Prof John Bryson
The power of place in political and public leadership
By Prof Brad Jackson
The High Cost of CEO Leadership
By Dr Peter Bloom
Political leadership in the age of governance
By Prof Eva Sorensen
Politically astute leadership for public managers By Prof Jean Hartley
The deadline for the PUPOL special issue on Leadership for Public and Social Value in the journal Public Administration is vast approaching! You have until 1 October 2017 to submit your papers.
The special issue aims to examine whether, how and what leadership achieves for society, and/or different publics. It particularly looks at the relationship between public leadership and societal challenges with the mediating role of the practice of public administration. Contributions focusing on different types of public leadership (e.g. political, managerial, civic, professional etc.) are welcome. Papers may focus on the leadership of the creation or destruction of public and social value at various levels.
Manuscripts can be submitted until 1 October 2017 through Public Administration’s manuscript system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/padm). For more information about the special issue, see the Call for Papers Leadership for Public and Social Value or contact Alessandro Sancino (email@example.com).
The newly established Doctoral School “Political Institutions and Leadership in a Contingent World” at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, invites applications for a pre-doc researcher/PhD student, fixed term, for the duration of three years.
The planned dissertation project should be located in one of the two areas: “Executive politics in democratic or authoritarian regimes” or “Political opposition in democratic or authoritarian regimes”. Research proposals with a genuinely comparative focus are particularly welcome.
Deadline for applications is 17 June, more information can be found here.
Palgrave recently published a new book in its Public Management and Leadership Series: The 21st Century Public Manager, written by Professor Zeger van der Wal (Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Endowed Professor of The Government as Labour Organization, Leiden University, the Netherlands).
This timely, state-of-the-art teaching text is designed for aspiring and current public managers enrolled in MPA, MPM, and Executive Education programs.
Truly global in scope and ambition, the 21st Century Public Manager addresses key trends, challenges, and opportunities for public managers across the globe, with an emphasis on the roles, competencies, and values they need to master in order to succeed in 21st century operating environments. The perspectives and strategies provided in this accessibly written book are grounded in the latest empirical evidence, but are translated to the operating environment of the public manager. The book looks well beyond Western settings and perspectives, and thus serves the global market of programs and schools in public management, public administration, and public policy.
After a very successful 2nd international PUPOL conference at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK in April, we can now announce that next year’s conference will take place on 19-20 April 2018 at the Swedish Defense University in Stockholm, Sweden and will be organised by Professor Fredrik Bynander and his team at CRISMART.
A call for papers and all relevant info on the conference will come available on this website in due time, but for now: be sure to save the date!
PUPOL is proud to announce that it is organising a special issue on Leadership for Public and Social Value in the journal Public Administration. Guest edited by Alessandro Sancino, Jean Hartley, Mark Bennister, and Sandra Resodihardjo, the special issue aims to examine whether, how and what leadership achieves for society, and/or different publics. It therefore take as level of analysis the relationship between public leadership and societal challenges with the mediating role of the practice of public administration. Contributions focusing on different types of public leadership (e.g. political, managerial, civic, professional etc.) are welcome. Papers may focus on the leadership of the creation or destruction of public and social value at various levels.
The editors invite manuscripts on the topic of leadership for public and social value, to be submitted by 1 October 2017 through Public Administration’s manuscript system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/padm). If authors would like informal comments from the symposium guest editors prior to formal submission they should send their manuscript to Alessandro Sancino (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 June 2017.
In this edition of the newsletter, you can read all about PUPOL’s latest activities, including the second international conference which is set to take place in Milton Keynes, UK two weeks from now. The newsletter highlights some great new academic publications on public and political leadership, unique funding opportunities for research and fellowships, and calls for papers. Want to know more? You can download the newsletter here.
The Journal of European Integration (Volume 39, Issue 2) has recently published a special issue on Political leadership in the EU. The special issue has open access until February 24th and includes papers on:
Reconsidering Jacques Delors’ leadership of the European union
Setting Europe’s agenda: the Commission presidents and political leadership
Policy leadership in the European Commission: the regulation of EU mobile roaming charges
Leadership in the European Council: an assessment of Herman Van Rompuy’s presidency
The standing president of the European Council: intergovernmental or supranational leadership?
Transforming representative democracy in the EU? The role of the European Parliament
Political leadership of the European Central Bank
The paradoxes of legitimate EU leadership. An analysis of the multi-level leadership of Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras during the euro crisis
Assessing the European Union’s global climate change leadership: from Copenhagen to the Paris Agreement
To read the special issue, please visit the JEI website. Short policy-briefs based on the articles may be found here.