The Resource Explaining political leadership : Germany's role in shaping the fiscal compact, Magnus G. Schoeller

Explaining political leadership : Germany's role in shaping the fiscal compact, Magnus G. Schoeller

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Explaining political leadership : Germany's role in shaping the fiscal compact
Title
Explaining political leadership
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Germany's role in shaping the fiscal compact
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Magnus G. Schoeller
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eng
Summary
This paper explores the origins and the impact of political leadership: Why and how do political leaders emerge? And, once in charge, how do these leaders influence outcomes? What determines their success or failure? In order to answer these questions, the paper presents a theory of political leadership which takes into account both the structural and the behavioral aspects of the concept. More precisely, it argues that the emergence and the impact of leadership represent two different analytical steps. A leader emerges if there is a supply of and demand for leadership. While the supply depends on a leader's expected benefits, the demand is determined by the followers' status quo costs. Both demand and supply are also influenced by the relevant institutions' capacity to manage situational challenges. The second step, in contrast, concerns a leader's impact. Since leadership as a process consists in the use of strategies, there can be an impact only if the intensity of the strategies employed by the leader is greater than the intensity of the strategies required by the situational circumstances. While a leader's capacity to employ strategies is determined by the material, institutional and 'soft' power resources at disposal, the intensity of strategies actually needed to influence outcomes depends on the heterogeneity of preferences and on the adaptability of the institutional setting to be changed. The theory is applied within the scope of the current Euro-crisis by conducting a qualitative analysis of Germany's role in shaping the European Fiscal Compact. Although the empirical findings corroborate the theory, the case study reveals that further comparative research on political leadership is needed
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Schoeller, Magnus G
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non fiction
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Robert Schuman Centre
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  • EUI working papers. RSC
  • EUI papers
Series volume
2014/82
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Germany
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Explaining political leadership : Germany's role in shaping the fiscal compact, Magnus G. Schoeller
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/32191
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Subject: Political leadership; Fiscal compact; Eurozone crisis; German foreign policy; EU institutions
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb1773518x
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30 cm.
Extent
12 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
System control number
(OCoLC)933295088
Label
Explaining political leadership : Germany's role in shaping the fiscal compact, Magnus G. Schoeller
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/32191
Publication
Note
Subject: Political leadership; Fiscal compact; Eurozone crisis; German foreign policy; EU institutions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1773518x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
12 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933295088

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