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The contingency theories of leadership that gained prominence during the 1970s and 1980s are still relevant to current leadership practice (Bush, 2008; Simpson, 1999). These theories hold that leadership is context-bound and that “context is the vehicle through which the agency of particular leaders may be empirically understood” (Gronn & Ribbins, 1996, p. 454). They are particularly important for yielding insights into leadership as it is understood and practised in such extraordinarily challenging contexts (Bush, 2008) as post-conflict societies.

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  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationThe University of Western AustraliaCrawley, PerthAustralia

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