2016 NIG Annual Work Conference

At the NIG Annual Work Conference 2016, 24-25 November, Antwerp (Belgium), we had 7 papers that related leadership in the public and political domain to theory and research on for instance blame games, ethics, credibility, ideas, motivation, and elites. Participants greatly appreciated the atmosphere during the panel sessions, the depth and constructiveness of the discussions, and the extensive time available to debate about the different papers. It also sparked ideas for future collaborative research opportunities.

This feedback fits very well with the original aim of the PUPOL panel: to provide public and political leadership scholars with a platform in which they can (1) gain insight into the latest developments in the field by discussing each others’ work; (2) gather constructive feedback for further improvement of their own work; and (3) get acquainted with one another and explore new theoretical and methodological avenues for (joint) research on leadership in the public and political domain.

Academic Network Public and Political Leadership