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"The Commission Presidency of Jacques Delors: A Study in Political Leadership"

Drake, Helen. (1995) "The Commission Presidency of Jacques Delors: A Study in Political Leadership". In: UNSPECIFIED, Charleston, South Carolina. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This paper illustrates how Jacques Delors' presidency of the European Commission (1985-1995) can be analysed using terms and concepts taken from the study of political leadership in democratic societies. In particular, it applies Max Weber's categorisation of the legitimation of authority into 'traditional', 'charismatic', and 'legal-rational' ideal-types to two 'moments' in Delors' ten-year leadership: the writing of the White Papers of 1985 (Completing the Internal Market) and of 1993 (on Growth, Competitiveness and Employment). This approach enables us to analyse the changes that occurred over time in Delors' presidency, and to draw more general conclusions about authority, leadership and legitimacy in the EU.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > Single Market > general
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Commission
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market > employment/unemployment
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > legitimacy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1995 (4th), May 11-14, 1995
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2007
    Page Range: p. 32
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:47
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/7271

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