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.
For more information, see the Call for Papers Leadership for Public and Social Value.
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.
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.
At the ECPR general conference in Oslo on 6-9 September 2017, Femke van Esch, Henriette Muller and Marij Swinkels will host a panel: “The Role of Leadership in EU Politics and Policy-Making: The Value of Theoretical and Methodological Cross-Fertilization“.
The panel is part of the section on political elites and political leadership, titled “Old Dogs, New Tricks: Elites and Political Leadership in Contemporary Politics”. Our panel is entitled: “The role of leadership in EU politics and policy-making: The value of theoretical and methodological cross-fertilization”. The panel is still open for papers. If you wish to submit a paper for this panel please contact the Panel Chair(s) directly. More information about the Panel and the Chairs can be found below. The deadline for paper proposals is midnight GMT on 15 February 2017 so ensure you do so before this date.
Panel Chair: Professor Dr. Femke van Esch, Utrecht School of Governance; email@example.comPanel Co-Chairs: Dr. Henriette Müller, New York University Abu Dhabi/Humboldt University Berlin; firstname.lastname@example.org. Marij Swinkels, MA, Utrecht School of Governance; email@example.com
Recent crises have shown that the EU has entered an era of transformation. Facing a rise in nationalism and with the legitimacy of the EU’s founding institutions at stake, European leaders are struggling to find common responses to these challenges that increasingly require transboundary, collective and determined leadership. The field of European studies, however, is predominantly institutional in nature and often neglects the impact of agency. Conversely, most leadership studies focus on the (sub-)national level and have yet to apply their ideas to European governance. While many single case studies of the actions and impacts of European leaders exist, there have only been few theoretically guided, comparative or large N-studies of the role of leadership in EU politics and policy-making (Van Esch & Swinkels 2015, Müller 2016). This Panel brings together experts on political leadership and EU governance to address the following questions: How do the formal and informal structures and practices of European politics affect the exertion of leadership – both individual and collective – at the national and supranational level? How do the behavior and characteristics of European leaders affect the process of European integration? How can we integrate the concept of leadership more systematically into the often institutionally driven theories of European integration? By addressing these questions, we aim to infuse EU studies with a more in-depth understanding of leadership, analyze the multifold implications of the EU system for exerting leadership and stimulate theoretically rigorous and methodologically comparative research in the study of European leadership.
For more information, please. visit the ECPR conference website