Leadership and style in the French Fifth Republic: Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency in historical and cultural perspective

@article{Gaffney2012LeadershipAS,
  title={Leadership and style in the French Fifth Republic: Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency in historical and cultural perspective},
  author={John. Gaffney},
  journal={French Politics},
  year={2012},
  volume={10},
  pages={345-363}
}
  • J. Gaffney
  • Published 11 December 2012
  • Sociology
  • French Politics
This article contributes to the body of the developing theoretical research in leadership and presidential studies by adding analysis of what I have termed ‘comportmental style’ as a factor in leader/follower relations. Within institutionalism and the wider structure/agency debate in political science, one of the challenges as regards the study of leadership is to identify factors that offer scope to or else militate against leaders’ performance. The comportmental style of Nicolas Sarkozy… Expand
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