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Why strong leaders often end up damaging their parties in the medium term

Alexiadou, Despina and O’Malley, Eoin (2021) Why strong leaders often end up damaging their parties in the medium term. British Politics and Policy at LSE (16 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Successful leaders tend to be big personalities who dominate their party’s organisation, policy development, and electoral campaigns.. But does that control come with a price? Despina Alexiadou and Eoin O’Malley hypothesise that political parties will go through a period of leadership instability and electoral decline after strong leaders step down. Using a dataset with elections under party leaders in nine countries over a 25-year period, and a qualitative case study, they find some evidence for the theory.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 16:27
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2022 16:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113147

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