The Politics of Leadership – December 16th, 2015

The Politics of Leadership

A seminar with Archie Brown, Alan Finlayson, Shirin M. Rai and Marc Stears

presented by the Centre for Cultural Studies Reasearch, University of East London

What is the nature of political leadership? Is ‘strong leadership’ really essential to political success? Is it a necessary feature of democratic politics at all? What constitutes effective leadership of  movements, parties or ‘communities’. Is there such a thing as leadership in the cultural domain? What roles do rhetoric and narrative play in constructing our ideas about leaders and leadership?

Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and author of the classic The Myth of the Strong Leader

Alan Finlayson is Professor of Political and Social Theory at the University of East Anglia

Shirin M. Rai  is Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Wawick

Marc Stears  Professor of Political Theory at Oxford University and former chief speechwriter to Ed Miliband.

Chair: Jeremy Gilbert, UEL

Free Event, All Welcome, Book Here 

Athlone Room, Senate House, London,  WC1E 7HU

You can listen to the full audio recording HERE