Party members and leadership styles in new European democracies

Gherghina, S. (2021) Party members and leadership styles in new European democracies. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 23(1), pp. 85-103. (doi: 10.1177/1369148120939869)

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Abstract

The external image of party leaders has often been analysed through their behaviour or reflection in the media. However, we know little about how party leaders are seen internally. This article addresses this gap in the literature and seeks to explain what determines the variation in party members’ perceptions of leadership styles. It builds on the transactional–transformational continuum and uses original survey data from a modified version of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. The analysis includes 12 political parties with parliamentary representation from Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania between 2004 and 2018. The findings of the mixed-effects linear regression illustrate that in general older and active party members are more likely to see their leaders as transformational. The determinants of leadership style assessment differ greatly across political parties.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:British Journal of Politics and International Relations
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1369-1481
ISSN (Online):1467-856X
Published Online:03 August 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Author
First Published:First published in British Journal of Politics and International Relations 23(1): 85-103
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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