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- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
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
This timely volume of notable thinkers on the presidency presents scholarly as well as applied insights on Obama?s administration at the half-way point. Assessing the political context of his first two years, the inter-branch relations, and policy developments all provide the necessary grounding for students to make sense of the continuity and change... 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
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...
- Random House 2014; US$ 34.05
In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders ? those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process ? are the most successful and admirable. Within authoritarian regimes, a more collective leadership is a... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2012; Not Available
2013 Walkley Book Award Finalist When news of the murder trial of prominent Communist Party leader Bo Xilai's wife reached Western attention, it was apparent that, as with many events in the secretive upper echelons of Chinese politics, there was more to the story. Now, as the Party's 18th National Congress oversees the biggest leadership transition... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
Ever since George W. Bush began running for public office in the 1990s, questions have been raised in the public eye about his service in the Air National Guard during the late 1960s and early 1970s -- when countless American soldiers (John Kerry among them) were serving heroically in Vietnam. By the time of the presidential race in 2000, it was clear... more...
- Hyperion 2010; US$ 9.99
"There is something special that happens when you get a group of powerful women in a room . . . and shut the door." --Andrea Wong, President and CEO, Lifetime Networks "There's such a reservoir of power among us when we pool our resources and uplift each other. We are limitless in our power when we understand that . . . To read this book is to know... more...