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- Random House 2014; US$ 16.91
Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that 'strong leaders', dominate individual wielders of power, are the most successful and admirable. Within authoritarian regimes, a collective leadership is a lesser evil compared with a personal dictatorship. Within democracies, although ?strong leaders? are seldom as strong or independent as they... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09
'The go-to political chronicler of our times' Sunday Times 'Vivid and compelling ... excellent' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times 'A tremendous read. I'll be recommending it' Sean O'Rourke, RTÉ 'Absorbing ... fascinating ... impressive amount of detail ... Leahy vividly sketches a picture of a mercurial political marriage' Lise Hand, Irish Independent... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 37.99
Women's Political Discourse profiles women in the most highly visible political offices today, highlighting their communication strategies. Following an engaging overview of women's political discourse from the early twentieth century, the book features selected women governors, representatives, and senators of the past several decades, from Jeannette... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This book considers the extent to which EU cohesion policy and related pre-accession instruments are contributing to the development of more compound polities in south east Europe and, specifically, promoting multi-level governance. In this respect, there are two points of departure: the first is the argument that the EU is a highly compound polity... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 34.99
Including late-breaking data from the Iraq occupation and the disastrous CBS News reports on Bush's Vietnam-era National Guard Service, acclaimed media scholars Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter examine news coverage of military policy, economic policy, and scandals from the last four U.S. presidencies, including the current controversial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
The relationship between a head of government (head of the executive branch) and a nation's parliament or legislative assembly (the legislative branch) has long been the focus for comment and analysis - for example, has the prime minister in the United Kingdom come to a position of dominance at the expense of the power of parliament? Does the American... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00
The proliferation of social media has altered the way that people interact with each other - leveling the channels of communication to allow an individual to be "friends" with a sitting president. In a world where a citizen can message Barack Obama directly, this book addresses the new channels of communication in politics, and what they offer. more...
- ECW Press 2008; US$ 10.95
Barack Obama, junior senator from Illinois, first captured America?s attention with his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Now, as presumptive Democratic candidate for President, Obama?s superb and captivating oratory style has earned him comparisons to John F. Kennedy and even Martin Luther King - and on the campaign trail... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 11.67
What's gone wrong?' This is the question posed by Alex Boraine. A question on the lips of millions of South Africans. Boraine attempts to answer this urgent question from the vantage point of wide experience as churchman, parliamentarian and the co-founder of IDASA. He digs deep into the history of the ANC in exile and as the governing party for two... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Do political leaders determine whether a polity will receive a democratic future or not? Research and advocates of democracy agree on the significance of political elites for democratization, yet there is a need for a more specific understanding of their role. This book develops a theory of political leadership at the point of nascent statehood to... more...