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- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
An analysis of the first half of François Hollande's five-year presidential term that examines the strengths and weaknesses of presidential politics following the Left's return to power in 2012 and puts forward an interpretation of the underlying nature of contemporary French politics, and the French Fifth Republic. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00
Presidential hopefuls frequently claim they are qualified because their job experience is the same as a great president. However they ignore the failed presidents who shared the same pathway. This book evaluates all the presidents systematically to determine how prior professional experience influences presidential performance. more...
- 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...
- 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 mistakesin hiring, perhaps, or in... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 44.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
What are we looking for in a leader? Has the meaning of leadership changed? Can history provide guidance for the leaders of a rising generation? What defines the soul of a leader? In The Soul of a Leader , political scientist and cultural commentator Waller R. Newell offers a fascinating perspective on the role of leadership in American life... more...