José Manuel Rivas, doctorando del Área de Ciencia Política, publica junto con Adrián Tarín el artículo “Leadership Style and War and Peace Policies in the Context of Armed Conflict” en la revista Problems of Post-Communism. En su estudio, los autores analizan la relación existente entre los estilos de liderazgo y las políticas de guerra y paz en el caso del conflicto entre Rusia y Chechenia.
The purpose of the present article is to establish what links there may be between leadership styles and war and peace policies in the Russia–Chechen conflict. To do so, we analyze the styles of two unrecognized executive leaders, Aslan Maskhadov and Doku Umarov, both of whom were involved in the same conflict with different peace policies. The structure of the paper is as follows. First, we overview the literature on leadership styles in armed conflict situations and construct a theoretical framework. Second, we review the historical and biographical context. Third, we examine the interview content-analysis methodology for the measuring of leadership style. Fourth, we classify Maskhadov and Umarov on the basis of leadership styles, and compare policies implemented by these leaders with those of other leaders in a context of internal armed conflict. Finally, we present conclusions and future prospects.