Call for Papers/Participation

The 3d Annual Workshop on Public Leadership is taking place on 26 and 27 November 2009 at University House, Australian National University. The Workshop is co-sponsored by the Research School of Social Sciences and the Australian New Zealand School of Government. It offers a platform for academics and practitioners to discuss research in progress and share personal experiences and insights on a variety of leadership-related topics. It aims to cover a broad variety of public leadership forms, e.g. in political parties and legislatures, governments, the public service, non profit organizations, social movements and the mass media. The workshop is explicitly multi-disciplinary, and its past sessions have brought in political scientists, sociologists, historians, social psychologists, international relations experts, and mass communication scholars. The past two editions have resulted in collaborative publications, e.g. Public Leadership: Perspectives and Practices (ANU E Press 2008) and How Power Changes Hands: Studies in Leadership Transition and Succession (Palgrave, 2010), both edited by workshop convenors Paul ‘t Hart and John Uhr. This year’s edition will organised around four key themes:

This year’s keynote speaker will be professor Fred Greenstein, Princeton University, author of among others the classics Personality and PoliticsThe Hidden-Hand PresidencyHow Presidents Test Reality, and The Presidential Difference.

If you are interested in contributing to the workshop, please contact the convenor of the stream you want your presentation to be located in. The workshop can hold up to 40 participants. We will have a maximum of 9 slots for each stream, so there will be a vetting procedure. Deadline for expressions of interest / proposals: 1 August 2009. There is some financial support for travel and accommodation for those who most need it. Please state in your application if you need such support. For general enquiries regarding the workshop, contact Paul ‘t Hart (hart@coombs.anu.edu.au). 

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