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