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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
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... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.00
Politics and culture, culture and politics. They?ve never been normal in America, but today they?re weirder than ever. Millionaire populists like Bill O?Reilly and Michael Moore dominate a political scene spinning ever further from the real world; meanwhile, we look to bizarre experiments like ?Survivor? for our daily dose of reality. In this wonderfully... more...
- Pocket Books 2007; US$ 23.00
Barack Obama once came close to injecting heroin, but balked when a junkie pulled out the needle and rubber tubing. Obama and Mitt Romney are descended from polygamous great-grandfathers who had five wives apiece. Rudy Giuliani's first wife was his second cousin. Liberal Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton was once a conservative Republican "Goldwater... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 79.00
This book examines women's access to leadership roles and how these roles are perceived in society. It represents one of the first scholarly examinations of the burgeoning field of leadership. Using real-life examples and case studies of prominent women, Dr. Klenke explores the complex interactions between gender, leadership, and culture. Topics... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 36.99
This book elaborates on leadership dilemmas and solutions within real-life contexts utilizing a _systems_ perspective in which leaders and their followers co-create their mutually interdependent relationships. Included are issues of political, corporate, educational, terrorist, and diplomatic leadership. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 24.95
The postWorld War II fabric of global security, designed and maintained by the United States, has dangerously frayed. Built for a different age, current international institutions are ill-equipped to address todays most pressing global security challenges, ranging from climate change and nuclear proliferation to civil strife and terrorism.... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 26.95
New presidents have no honeymoon when it comes to foreign policy. Less than three months into his presidency, for example, John F. Kennedy authorized the disastrous effort to overthrow Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs. More recently, George W. Bush had been in office for less than eight months when he was faced with the attacks of September 11. How... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 26.95
American voters say they want to hear more about the issues and less about partisan politics. An unusually wide-open presidential race presents a unique opening for frank discussion and innovative solutions to pressing policy challenges. Opportunity 08 takes advantage of this political space to help presidential candidates, political observers, and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
Small States and EU Governance shows that the EU's rotating Council presidency and small states' capacity to make use of it have been underestimated. It examines the political objectives the presidency serves and presents a systematic and comparative assessment of its nature and influence in internal market and foreign policy issues. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 116.00
An examination of the political and social characteristics particular to Scandinavia which have made women's rise to power more rapid than in other regions of the world, this study also explores how the resulting election of women has provided valuable evidence of the impact of women leaders and their leadership style. Solheim begins with a critical... more...