Biography

Haig Patapan is Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, and Professor in the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University. His research interests are in democratic theory and practice, political philosophy, political leadership and comparative constitutionalism. In his recent work Professor Patapan examines the nature of leadership and judgment in democracies, a theme he has explored in the co-authored book The Democratic Leader (OUP, 2012) as well as the co-edited collections Dispersed Democratic Leadership (OUP, 2009) and Good Democratic Leadership (OUP, 2014).

Research expertise

  • Democratic theory and practice
  • Political philosophy
  • Political leadership
  • Comparative constitutionalism

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