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The Leadership Capital Index: A New Perspective on Political Leadership

Mark Bennister, Ben Worthy, and Paul 't Hart


This edited book will make an important, timely, and innovative contribution to the now flourishing academic discipline of political leadership studies. We have developed a conceptual framework of leadership capital and a diagnostic tool—the Leadership Capital Index (LCI)—to measure and evaluate the fluctuating nature of leadership capital. Differing amounts of leadership capital, a combination of skills, relations, and reputation, allow leaders to succeed or fail. This book brings together leading international scholars to engage with the concept of “leadership capital” and apply the LCI to a ... More

Keywords: leadership capital, political capital, LCI, leadership puzzles, country case study, empirical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198783848
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198783848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Bennister, editor
Reader in Politics, Canterbury Christ Church University

Ben Worthy, editor
Lecturer in Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London

Paul 't Hart, editor
Professor of Public Administration, Utrecht University and the Netherlands School of Public Administration

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