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Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency: Case Studies in Presidential Leadership, 2nd EditionABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 73.00
Abraham Lincoln once said, "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history." One hundred and fifty years later, this statement remains true: the lessons of history are increasingly important at a time of political deadlock and growing skepticism of leadership among the American public. An established classic in its field, Triumphs and Tragedies of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
Drawing on the political theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, described by Barack Obama as 'one of my favourite philosophers', this book assesses the challenges facing the President during his first term. It evaluates his success in adhering to Niebuhr's path of 'Christian realism' when faced with the pragmatic demands of domestic and foreign affairs. In... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00
In the interest of reimagining leadership as a highly contextual activity with moral overtones, LaMagdeleine argues for blending sociology and history of religions scholarship in leadership analysis of black swan leadership dilemmas. His analysis introduces the term "leadership imagination" to describe the resulting approach. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Minority women in the United States draw from their unique personal experiences, born of their identities, to impact American politics. Whether as political elites or as average citizens, minority women demonstrate that they have a unique voice that more often than not centers on their visions of justice, equality, and fairness. In this volume,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
Midge Costanza was one of the unlikeliest of White House insiders. But for a time during the seventies, this "loud-mouthed, pushy little broad" with no college education was a prominent focal point of the American culture wars. In this book, Doreen Mattingly draws on Costanza's life to tell a wider, but heretofore neglected, story of the hopeful... more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2016; Not Available
In For the Common Good , Bill Shorten reflects on the values and beliefs that led him to devote himself to the labour movement and stand for the nation's highest office. He looks back on the emphasis on education and social justice in his childhood in suburban Melbourne, and his many years spent empowering tens of thousands of Australians in workplaces... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99
Taking India by storm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been one of the most talked about figures all around the world. His enigmatic persona and his forceful leadership have created a polarized world where some idolize him, while others question his motives and methods. In an attempt to break the myths around who Narendra Modi really is, the author... more...
- Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99
Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, often known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, travel writer, and editor of the works of her husband, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. She was the daughter of the political philosopher William Godwin and the writer,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Political leaders need ministers to help them rule and so conventional wisdom suggests that leaders appoint competent ministers to their cabinet. This book shows this is not necessarily the case. It examines the conditions that facilitate survival in ministerial office and how they are linked to ministerial competence, the political survival of... 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...