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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$ 49.95

    This is the first academic study of the impact of semi-presidentialism in emerging democracies outside of Europe. 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...

  • 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...

  • Borrowing Constitutional Designsby Cindy Skach

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    After the collapse of communism, some thirty countries scrambled to craft democratic constitutions. Surprisingly, the constitutional model they most often chose was neither the pure parliamentary model found in most of Western Europe at the time, nor the presidential model of the Americas. Rather, it was semi-presidentialism--a rare model known more... more...

  • Executive Power in Theory and Practiceby Hugh Liebert; Gary L. McDowell; Terry L. Price

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    Since September 11, 2001, long-standing debates over the nature and proper extent of executive power have assumed a fresh urgency. In this book eleven leading scholars of American politics and political theory address the idea of executive power. more...

  • The Wartime Presidentby William G. Howell; Saul P. Jackman; Jon C. Rogowski

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    “It is the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority,” wrote Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers. The balance of power between Congress and the president has been a powerful thread throughout American political thought since the time of the Founding Fathers. And yet, for all that has been... more...

  • Emergency Politicsby Bonnie Honig

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    This book intervenes in contemporary debates about the threat posed to democratic life by political emergencies. Must emergency necessarily enhance and centralize top-down forms of sovereignty? Those who oppose executive branch enhancement often turn instead to law, insisting on the sovereignty of the rule of law or demanding that law rather than... more...