Journal article

Rethinking leadership: understanding the roles of the US and China in the negotiation of the Paris Agreement

Robyn Eckersley

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

The study of leadership in International Relations has followed two different paths: work on hegemony and work on different leadership types in international negotiations. Yet there is little overlap between them and no agreement on the distinctive features of leadership and what connects leaders and followers in a collective pursuit. This article critically engages with both literatures and offers a reconceptualization of leadership as a form of legitimated asymmetrical influence that is marked off from domination and performs an important social function in facilitating collective agency towards common goals in a given community. This account is then operationalised in relation to multilat..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The author disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project funding scheme (DP110100669).