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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 45.99
In Destiny?s Consul: America?s Greatest Presidents , presidential scholar Michael P. Riccards provides a concise introduction to the lives, presidencies, and personal qualities of ten great individuals whom Riccards argues are our greatest presidents. It will be of interest to anyone interested in the presidency of American history. more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99
A comprehensive analysis of the Obama presidency, its actions in office and its policy directions. The changes in orientation and policy directions that took place are both accounted for and explained in a policy and political context as are their consequences for the institution of the presidency itself. more...
- Hachette New Zealand 2012; US$ 8.99
Sir Dove-Myer Robinson was renowned as a visionary politician, but he was also known for his turbulent and unusual (for the times) personal life. Married four times and father of six, his period as a solo father inspired him to establish better family support for his work force. He helped revolutionise waste water treatment systems, was a strong proponent... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00
Jeffrey E. Cohen asks why presidents send to Congress the legislative proposals that they do and what Congress does with those proposals from 1789 to 2002. more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 21.13
Originally published in 1995,this is a biography of William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98), which charts the political career and personal life of the only person who saw four terms as the British Prime Minister and who left behind a long and successful line of legislation. Roy Jenkins examines the manifold activities of Gladstone's life and uses it to... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 35.00
Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush both led the United States through watershed events in foreign relations: the end of the Cold War and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Many high-level cabinet members and advisers played important foreign policy roles in both administrations, most notably Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and Condoleeza... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.88
'Can I drive the car?' is a familiar refrain for most parents. But in dealing with this issue of control, trust and training, is there a lesson to be learnt, a lesson that can be applied by leaders in the business environment? Leadership trainer Keith Coats thinks so, and has written a witty and instructive book that draws on everyday events in the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00
Contributors to this volume outline how societal actors have been closely involved in European integration from the founding of the EU to the Maastricht Treaty. Based on newly accessible sources, the authors discuss the participation of political parties, business groups and civil society organizations in European polity-building and policy-making.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95
Politicians are reviled. From jokes on late-night TV talk shows to radio show rants and from public opinion polls to ubiquitous conventional wisdom?politicians are among the most despised professional class in modern society. Drawing on seminal work in political science, Stephen K. Medvic convincingly argues to the masses that this blanket condemnation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This is the first world-wide, comparative study of the controversial new trends of gender quotas now emerging in global politics, presenting a comprehensive overview of changes in women?s parliamentary representation across the world. This is important reading for all those working to increase women?s influence in politics, because it scrutinizes... more...