Democracy support for new and different politicians

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Kimberly McArthur, Lisa Witter, Rebekah Ison, European Democracy Hub, July 2023

Democracy cannot be improved nor have its backsliding reversed without effective leaders. Yet, democracy support rarely focuses on the issue of political leadership, tending instead to favor civil society, institutional reform, and rights. Some initiatives are developing wide-ranging support for democratic leadership, but cultivating political leaders in nonpartisan ways is still a severely under-supported part of the democracy agenda. European democracy supporters need to correct this.

– European Democracy Hub

This article from the European Democracy Hub, partly based on interviews with key stakeholders and experts, outlines the Political Leadership Entrepreneurship space as well as a framework and key aims for supporting political leadership.

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