Editorial A new research agenda for decentering public leadership

S. Ayres*, M. Bevir*, K. Orr*

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This article sets out a new research agenda for decentered public leadership. Nested in the concept of decentered theory, it examines the messy and contested nature of public leadership practices in different contexts. Drawing on recent empirical studies that have adopted a decentered approach to examining public leadership, it sets out a future research agenda that places individuals, history and context at the heart of explanations for public leadership in action.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-221
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Public Leadership
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2021

JEL classifications

  • d72 - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
  • h11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
  • h83 - "Public Administration; Public Sector Accounting and Audits"


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