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- 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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99
In February 2013, Toronto?s former mayor, Rob Ford, was caught on video smoking crack cocaine. Weeks later, he was accused of groping a campaign rival; had to leave a gala for being too intoxicated; and was fired as the coach of a high school football team. The events were part of a stream of Rob Ford mishaps,? which include a DUI; accusations of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Ozawa Ichir? was the axis on which Japanese politics turned for more than two decades. He helped to reshape the electoral system, political funding rules, the evolution of the party system, the nature of executive government, the roles and powers of bureaucrats, and the conduct of parliamentary and policymaking processes. Admired and reviled in almost... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 4.38
One thing the 'old' and 'new' South Africa have in common is a passion for inventing history. History is not seen as a dispassionate inquiry into what happened, but rather as part of political mobilisation promoting some form of collective self-interest. Not for one second do I pretend to know the 'whole' or 'real' story of what happened in the old... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56
Contents: Acknowledgments. I. Introduction. II. The Primary Groups and Politics. III. Experiments and the Political Process: 1. The Culture of the Laboratory. IV. Experiments and the Political Process: 2: Bridging the Gap. V. The Concept of Leadership. VI. Leadership: Affective and Instrumental, 1. VII. Leadership: Affective and Instrumental, 2. VIII.... more...