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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
How can we strengthen the capacity of governments and parties to manage arrivals and departures at the top? Democracy requires reliable processes for the transfer of power from one generation of leaders to the next. This book introduces new analytical frameworks and presents the latest empirical evidence from comparative political research. more...
- ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 27.95
This book describes what the authors identify as an emerging political crisis in U.S. politics: the possible winning of the presidency by a candidate with far fewer votes than his or her opponent. David W. Abbott and James P. Levine stress both the irrationality and peculiar nature of the current electoral system, emphasizing recent and current political... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 99.99
In this sweeping examination of the American presidency, Philip Abbott opens the reader?s eyes to the evolution, function, and importance of executive power in the United States. His comprehensive, indeed, unmatched insight of American presidents from Washington to Obama revolutionizes our understanding of American leadership. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00
Bad Presidents seeks to interpret the meaning of presidential 'badness' by investigating the ways in which eleven presidents were 'bad.' The author brings a unique, and often amusing perspective on the idea of the presidency, and begins a new conversation about the definition of presidential success and failure. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
Accidental presidents, those who assume office as a result of death, assassination or resignation, struggle to establish their legitimacy. This book examines and evaluates the strategies of nine accidental presidents, from John Tyler to Gerald Ford, to demonstrate authority and their capacity to govern. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 12.99
1 A Great Beginning The RAND Corporation?s the boon of the world They think all day long for a fee They sit and play games about going up in flames For Counters they use you and me. —"The RAND Hymn," by MALVINA REYNOLDS ON OCTOBER 1, 1945, less than two months after the dropping of two nuclear bombs on Japan, the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 36.99
In their introduction, the editors of New Ways of Doing Business assert that in retrospect, it will be apparent that today's government, that of the early years of the 21st century, "was undergoing its most significant transformation since the decade of the 1930's when direct government-delivered services grew significantly as part of the New Deal."... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 35.00
One of the most renowned Washington insiders of the twentieth century, Clark Clifford (1906--1998) was a top advisor to four Democratic presidents. As a powerful corporate attorney, he advised Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Jimmy Carter. As special counsel to Truman, Clifford helped to articulate the Truman Doctrine, grant recognition... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Experts from business, academia, governmental agencies and non-profit think tanks to form a transnational and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the combined challenges of environmental sustainability and energy security in the United States and Germany. more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
Restructuring the Philadelphia Region offers one of the most comprehensive and careful investigations written to date about metropolitan inequalities in America?s large urban regions. Moving beyond simplistic analyses of cities-versus-suburbs, the authors use a large and unique data set to discover the special patterns of opportunity in greater... more...