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Elites and Political Lidership

Code 15735
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Ciência Política
Entry requirements n/a
Learning outcomes 1. Undestand and discuss relevant theories and analytical models concerning the study of elites and political leadership
2. Interpret and describe empirical contributes on elites and political leadership in different political contexts
3. Critically assess concrete ideas and data, using the acquired knowledge
Syllabus 1. The leadership and political leadership concept
2. The evaluation of political leadership
3. Styles of political leadership
4. The concept of elites and types of political elites
5. Political recruitment
6. Circulation and political career

Main Bibliography - Best, H. & Higley, J. (eds.). (2018). The Palgrave handbook of political elites. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Parry, G. (2005). Political elites. Colchester: ECPR Press.
- Cotta, M. & Best, H. (eds). (2007). Democratic representation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Pinto, A., Cotta, M. & Almeida, P. (eds.). (2018). Technocratic Ministers and Political Leadership in European Democracies. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Blondel, J., & Müller-Rommel, F. (2007). “"Political Elites". In Russell J. Dalton & Hans-Diete Klingemann (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Lazic, M., Jerez-Mir, M., Vuletic, V., & Vázquez-García, R. (eds.) (2012). Patterns of regional diversity in political elites’ attitudes: a study into the Europeanness of Europe’s Political and Economic Elites. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria
Oral presentation: 60%
Presentation reports: 20%
Participation: 20%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-01-15

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