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  • From Third World to First: The Singapore Story 1965-2000 by Lee Kuan Yew

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 30.99

    Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with one of the world?s highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore?s charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To... more...

  • Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidencyby Meredith Conroy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book analyzes the way media describe presidential candidates' character and the degree to which this discourse maintains a preference for masculinity in our politics, using content analysis of major print new media outlets. more...

  • Gubernatorial Stability in Iowaby Christopher W. Larimer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book uses a multi-method approach to explain why recent Iowa governors have been able to stay in office significantly longer than their peers. Voters in Iowa value a personal connection with their governor and those governors who ignore that expectation are held accountable at the polls. more...

  • The Political Philosophy of Chief Obafemi Awolowoby Olayiwola Abegunrin

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book examines the political leadership of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of the nationalists? leaders who fought for Nigeria?s independence. His model of leadership and perseverance is one to be emulated and studied as he implemented an economic development program that brought far reaching changes to not only Nigeria, but all of Africa. 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...

  • What Do We Do Now?by Stephen Hess

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 18.95

    The period from Election Day to Inauguration Day in America seems impossibly short. Newly elected U.S. presidents have less than eleven weeks to construct a new government composed of supporters and strangers, hailing from all parts of the nation. This unique and daunting process always involves at least some mistakes—in hiring, perhaps, or in... 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; Desmond King

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 46.99

    This collection examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized - in terms of public opinion and electoral patterns - this presidency has proved to be (in a chapter by the editors). This is followed by chapters on the use of unilateral executive... 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$ 15.98

    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 ?... more...