Localities, leadership and neoliberalization: conflicting discourses, competing practices
Geddes, Mike and Sullivan, Helen. (2011) Localities, leadership and neoliberalization: conflicting discourses, competing practices. Critical Policy Studies , Vol.5 (No.4). pp. 391-413. ISSN 1946-0171Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2011.628003
This article foregrounds leadership, specifically ‘local political leadership’ as a neglected but significant element of local governance and neoliberalization. Drawing on distinct literatures – on neoliberalism, leadership and governance – we offer an analysis of the key theories influencing academic, policy and political prescriptions for local political leadership. We then consider how local leadership manifests itself in divergent local contexts in the global North and South and highlight key factors which inform the adoption, adaptation or contestation of neoliberalizing tendencies ‘on the ground’. This analysis contributes to the generation of five configurations each exhibiting a different relationship of local leadership to processes of neoliberalization. We propose that this approach can aid comparative analysis of local political leadership by specifying convergent features whilst also accounting for diversity. We conclude with some suggestions for theory-building and future research.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > International Centre for Governance & Public Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Critical Policy Studies|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 391-413|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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