Selecting and Developing Strong Political Leaders: Applying Occupational Psychology to Politics

Silvester, J. (2014). Selecting and Developing Strong Political Leaders: Applying Occupational Psychology to Politics. REF2014.

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Abstract

Since 2001 Professor Jo Silvester of City University London and academic colleagues have pursued a programme of applied occupational psychology research designed to improve the selection, development and performance of UK politicians. Original research with the Conservative Party (2001 to 2003) aimed to improve the quality and diversity of prospective parliamentary candidates by analysing the competencies required by MPs and designing the first evidence-based selection process for political candidates. The research triggered wide media interest and led to further projects creating and implementing evidence-based development practices for elected members in local government. In 2008 Silvester redesigned candidate selection procedures for the Liberal Democrat Party and today approximately 60% of UK parliamentary candidates are assessed using procedures developed by Silvester based on best practice in occupational psychology.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science
Divisions: Cass Business School > Faculty of Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/16866

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