Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Political Leadership Workshop

12 October 2012 | 10:00am - 4:30pm | Workshop

Staff Centre Cafe/Bar Function Room

Staff and students are invited to attend this one day workshop on Political Leadership.


10.00 – 10.15 

Coffee and Welcome  

10.15 – 11.15 


Political Capital and the Dynamics of Leadership

Paul ‘t Hart (Utrecht University), Mark Bennister (Canterbury Christ Church

University) and Ben Worthy (UCL)


11.15 – 12.30


The Rise of the Novice Cabinet Minister? The Career Trajectories of Cabinet Ministers in British Government from Attlee to Cameron

Tim Heppell, Judi Atkins and Kevin Theakston (University of Leeds)


Removing the ‘Great Men’ of Politics: The case of Tommy Sheridan

Stuart McAnulla (University of Leeds)


12.30 – 1.30 

Lunch Break

1.30 – 2.45 


Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Paul ‘t Hart (Utrecht University)


Assessing Political Leaders in Context: Statecraft and the ‘Natural Rate of Governability’ and the case of Gordon Brown’s Premiership

Jim Buller (University of York) and Toby James (UEA)

2.45 – 3.00 


3.00 – 4.15


Trouble at the Top: Leadership and Malaysia’s Forthcoming General Election

Adam Tyson (University of Leeds)


The Leadership and Communication of George Galloway

Andrew Crines (University of Huddersfield)

    Location Details

    Staff Centre Cafe/Bar Function Room

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