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  • Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellorsby Dr Ludger Helms

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 43.00

    How have the American presidency, the British premiership and the German chancellorship changed over the last half-century? Has there been convergence or divergence in the development of political leadership in the United States and in the two largest democracies of Western Europe? And what difference can individual leaders make in an ever-more complex... more...

  • Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, and Democracyby Jose Antonio Cheibub

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    This book questions the reasons why presidential democracies more likely to break down than parliamentary ones. more...

  • Semi-Presidentialism Outside Europeby Robert Elgie; Sophia Moestrup

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is the first academic study of the impact of semi-presidentialism in emerging democracies outside of Europe. Semi-presidentialism is where there is both a directly-elected fixed-term president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature. For the most part, semi-presidentialism is seen as being a risky choice for new democracies... more...

  • Checking Executive Powerby JODY BAUMGARTNER; NAOKO KADA

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 105.00

    Baumgartner, Kada, and thier contributors examine presidential impeachment in such varied settings as the United States, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Madagascar. In all of these countries there has been a serious impeachment attempt within the past decade or so. The results of each impeachment attempt vary, from unnsuccessful... more...

  • The Once and Future Kingby F. H. Buckley

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    This remarkable book shatters just about every myth surrounding American government, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers, and offers the clearest warning about the alarming rise of one-man rule in the age of Obama. Most Americans believe that this country uniquely protects liberty, that it does so because of its Constitution, and that for... more...

  • Presidents and Terminal Logic Behaviorby Genevieve M. Kehoe

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Presidents of nations with constitutionally imposed term limits are often viewed as growing weaker as they approach the end of their time in office. However, in this important new study, political scientist Genevieve M. Kehoe argues that because such chief executives are free from reelection constraint and often still enthusiastic to create a legacy... more...

  • Profiles of People in Powerby Roger East; Richard J. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 240.00

    This new work of biographical reference presents succinct narrative biographies of every serving head of state and head of government. Its content covers approximately 200 countries and territories and provides over 300 biographical profiles. Each country section contains: * A brief explanation of its type of government and the roles of the head... more...

  • Do New Leaders Make a Difference?by Valerie Bunce

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    Professor Bunce assesses the impact of changes in leadership on priorities in policy within the Soviet bloc and western democratic states during the postwar era, with particular emphasis on the Soviet Union and the United States. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • Dangerous Democracies and Partying Prime Ministersby Chad Atkinson

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 74.99

    This book examines the powerful effect of the inner political structures (political parties and electoral systems) and processes (electoral cycles) of democratic states upon leaders' foreign policy decisions by appealing to the belief that leaders wish to remain in power. The use of both a game theoretic model and statistical assessment provide a rigorous... more...

  • State of Exceptionby Giorgio Agamben; Kevin Attell

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of what it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue... more...