Regional Political Leadership

John Wanna

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    This chapter outlines the distinctive features and challenges of politics, governance, and leadership at the meso-level within national states, that is, provinces, regions, and states. It documents how regional interests, identities, and dynamics along with electoral and constitutional arrangements create meso-level political opportunity structures, as well as intergovernmental relations. It contrasts actor-centred and institutionalist approaches to understanding regional leadership, and discusses the various methodologies employed by scholars in this area. After critiquing what is currently a small yet disparate and conceptually poorly developed field, it concludes by sketching promising future directions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership
    EditorsR. A. W. Rhodes, Paul 't Hart
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780199653881
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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