Program Leaders: Professors John Kane and John Parkinson
This program examines democratic governance from two seemingly-contrasting perspectives which are in fact deeply related. It is concerned particularly with the theory and practice of political leadership in modern democracies, especially the way democracy defines, empowers and limits democratic leaders. But it also examines democratic governance as a distributed phenomenon, comprised of networks and discourses that reach far into, and often originate in, the wider public sphere. It thus initiates a new approach that combines the study of political leadership – typically top-down in focus – with an approach that sets leadership in a rich context of bottom-up politics and dispersed institutions.
In the Media
- Machinery of Government Blog: On Leadership - In Business versus Politics - Professor John Kane - 5 February 2017.
- US Presidential Election: Issues in Perspective: Professor John Kane examines the contentious issue leadership - is there a crisis and what does it mean? 23 October 2016. Watch the Youtube clip here.
- Machinery of Government Blog: Clinton v Trump: The campaign proper begins - Professor John Kane - 31 September 2016.
- Inaugural Department of Transport and Main Roads Ethics Lecture - Professor John Kane - 18 November 2015
- Engaging Government: Professor John Parkinson Speaks on Government and the Customer - August 2015
- Ministers' Courts and Courting Ministers
- Papua New Guinea: Leadership Mapping Project in partnership with the Lowy Institute for International Policy and Yale University