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  • When We Fight, We Winby Greg Jobin-Leeds; AgitArte

    The New Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People?s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wagethese are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders... more...

  • Tear Down This Mythby Will Bunch

    Free Press 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this provocative new book, award-winning political journalist Will Bunch unravels the story of how a right-wing cabal hijacked the mixed legacy of Ronald Reagan, a personally popular but hugely divisive 1980s president, and turned him into a bronze icon to revive their fading ideology. They succeeded to the point where all the GOP candidates for... more...

  • Kind of Blueby Ken Clarke

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.79

    Ken Clarke needs no introduction. One of the genuine 'Big Beasts' of the political scene, during his forty-six years as the Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire he has been at the very heart of government under three prime ministers. He is a political obsessive with a personal hinterland, as well known as a Tory Wet with Europhile... more...

  • Supreme Commandby Eliot A. Cohen

    Free Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    The relationship between military leaders and political leaders has always been a complicated one, especially in times of war. When the chips are down, who should run the show -- the politicians or the generals? In Supreme Command, Eliot Cohen examines four great democratic war statesmen -- Abraham Lincoln, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill,... more...

  • Cultural Mythology and Global Leadershipby E.H. Kessler; D.J. Wong-MingJi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Explains how deep-seated cultural mythologies shape contemporary global leaders and provides insights into navigating the dynamics and complexities in the era of globalization. This book uses myths to cover core characteristics and values from 20 different cultural contexts spanning major regions of the world. more...

  • Political Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republicby Christian Krohn-Hansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    What is 'authoritarian rule' and is it best studied? Using the Dominican Republic, this book investigates new methods of analysis, arguing that it should be imperative to approach authoritarian histories ? like other histories ? on the basis of detailed investigations of power relationships, everyday practices and meanings. more...

  • The Obama Presidencyby Andrew Dowdle; Dirk C. van Raemdonck; Robert Maranto

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    At his inauguration, President Barack Obama was seemingly poised to become America's strongest and most influential president since Ronald Reagan. However, President Obama's first two years in office has led to some notable surprises. What accounts for the political stability and change demonstrated by the Obama administration? Which factors shaping... more...

  • The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bushby George C Edwards III; Desmond King

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 46.99 US$ 40.41

    This is one of the first major studies of the Bush presidency in which the contributors succeed in looking beyond the simplistic stereotypes of the administration to establish how decisions are taken and how well the administration performs in governing. more...

  • Leadership Studiesby Ronald E. Riggio; Michael Harvey

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This unique, cross-disciplinary volume encourages a new synthesis in the vibrant field of leadership studies. Comprising reflective conversations among scholars from different disciplines, the contributors explore common ground for new research and ideas. Beginning with chapters by noted experts in fields such as psychology, education and philosophy,... more...

  • The Political Animalby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Jeremy Paxman knows every maneouvre a politician will make to avoid answering a difficult question, but here he seeks an answer to just one: What makes politicians tick? Embarking on a journey in which he encounters movers and shakers past and present, he discovers: ? that Prime Ministers have often lost a parent in childhood ? why Trollope... more...