Category Archives: Reading tips

“Ten propositions about public leadership” by Jean Hartley

Did you miss the 3rd International PUPOL Conference? Or did you also enjoy participating in it?

You can now read Prof. Jean Hartley‘s article that comes from her excellent keynote speech of the conference and that has just been published in the International Journal of Public Leadership.

Here the link to the open access article: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJPL-09-2018-0048

Enjoy the read!

New book: The 21st Century Public Manager

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.

To learn more or order a copy, please review the flyer and/or visit the Palgrave Macmillan Education website.

PUPOL newsletter March 2017

The new PUPOL newsletter is out!

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.

Special issue: Political leadership in the EU

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.

Book on leaders leaving political office

In her latest book ‘Losing Political Office’, dr. Jane Roberts analyses the different impacts of leaving political office. Representative democracy depends on politicians exiting office, and yet while there is considerable interest in who stands for and gains office, there is curiously little discussed about this process. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted with British politicians, this book seeks to address this gap by asking: What is the experience like? What happens to politicians as they make the transition from office? What is the impact on their partners and family? Does it matter to anyone other than those immediately affected? Are there any wider implications for our democratic system? The book may appeal to academics in the fields of leadership, political science, public management and administration and psychology.

Roberts, J. (2017) Losing Political Office. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-39701-6.

Have an interesting publication, workshop, or conference on leadership in the public or political domain that you would like to spotlight here? Please contact the PUPOL executive board via info@pupolnetwork.com

New book on public leadership and crisis management

In the second edition of their important book ‘The Politics of Crisis Management. Public Leadership under Pressure‘, Arjen Boin, Paul ‘t Hart, Eric Stern and Bentt Sundelius provide a comprehensive analysis on strategic leadership during crisis. They examine how leaders during crises deal with the challenges they face, the political risks and opportunities they encounter, the pitfalls they must avoid, and the paths towards reform they may pursue. The book is grounded in decades of collaborative, cross-national and multidisciplinary case study research and has been updated to include new insights and examples from the last decade.

9781107118461-2For more about the book or to order your copy, please visit the website of Cambridge University Press.

Have an interesting publication, workshop, or conference on leadership in the public or political domain that you would like to spotlight here? Please contact the PUPOL executive board via info@pupolnetwork.com

New book by PUPOL affiliates

Routledge recently published ‘The Routledge Companion to Leadership‘. Edited by two of our PUPOL affiliates — Jean Hartley and Paul ‘t Hart– together with John Storey and David Ulrich, this book may be of special interest to fellow PUPOL members. 

The Routledge Companion to Leadership provides a survey of the contentious and dynamic discipline of leadership. The book covers key themes in the field, including advances in leadership theory, leadership in a range of contexts and geographies, leadership failure, leadership process, and leadership development. Topics range from micro studies to wider political analyses of leadership, taking in unusual but important aspects such as portrayals of leadership in architecture, media, and science fiction.

Contributions from 61 internationally renowned authors from 16 countries make available the full range of perspectives, approaches, and insights on the idea of leadership. Providing both a social sciences and a psychological approach, these go beyond common themes to offer diverse perspectives on such topics as emotion and leadership, portrayals of leadership. The book situates leadership debates and evidence within contemporary leadership crises, while ensuring that the explorations of the issues are of enduring relevance. For more about the book or to order your copy, please visit the Routledge website.

Have an interesting book or paper on leadership in the public or political domain that you would like to spotlight here? Please contact the PUPOL executive board via info@pupolnetwork.com