PSA Annual Conference 2016

The PSA Annual Conference 2016 will take place in Brighton, 21-23 March 2016.  The following panels from the group have been organised:

Understanding Political Leadership in Different Contexts

  • ‘Ironic Power Shifts: The emergence of mayors as users of soft power within global governance’. Mr Max Stafford (The University of Winchester)
  • The Search for Transformative Leadership in Canadian Federal Politics.  Mr Bruce Carson: (McGill-Queen’s, Canada)
  • Assessing the Authority of the Japanese Prime Minister: Applying the Leadership Capital Index. Dr Tina Burrett (Sophia University Japan)
  • A Comparison of Leadership in Controlled Military Democratisation.  Dr Thomas O’Brien (Cranfield University)

Contemporary British Political Leadership

  • The rise of Jeremy Corbyn and Labour leaders since 1945. Dr Patrick Diamond (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • The mysterious role of deputy to the British Prime Minister Dr Stephen Thornton (Cardiff University) and Dr Jonathan Kirkup (Cardiff University)
  • Engendering Prime Ministers: Gender and Political Leadership, an Examination of the Role of Gender in Conceptions of the ‘Good’ Prime Minister.  Ms Jessica Smith (Birkbeck College)

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