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Leadership and conflict

Jennings, C. and Hamlin, A. (2007) Leadership and conflict. Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 64 (1). pp. 49-68. ISSN 0167-2681

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    Abstract

    We model the choice of leaders of groups within society, where leaders influence both the mode of interaction between groups (either peaceful compromise or costly conflict) and the outcome of these interactions. Group members may choose leaders strategically/instrumentally or they may choose leaders expressively. We characterize the equilibria of the instrumental choice model and also argue that leadership elections may overemphasise the role of expressive considerations in the choice of leader, and that this may result in increased conflict between groups.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 7959
    Keywords: leadership, conflict, political process, political economy, Commerce, Political science (General), Economic Theory
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
    Political Science > Political science (General)
    Social Sciences > Economic Theory
    Department: Strathclyde Business School > Economics
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 17:03
    Last modified: 07 Dec 2013 15:35
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7959

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