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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Explores the effect of semi-presidentialism on newly-democratising countries. In recent years semi-presidentialism - the situation where a constitution makes provision for both a directly elected president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature - has become the regime type of choice for many countries. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 39.99
This book examines both the scope and consequences of the dispersal of the leadership role in democratic societies, a topic that has been relatively neglected by a political science literature dominated by studies of executive power. Individual chapters investigate the many loci of leadership found in modern democracies, some ancient and some newly... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 16.35
Published to satisfy the massive renewed interest in Sir David Frost's astounding feat of journalism following the huge success of the eponymous West End and Broadway play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary story of how Frost pursued and landed the biggest fish of his career. When he first conceived the idea of interviewing Richard Nixon and trying... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 64.99
Who belongs to the Liberal Democrats, and why? What are the opinions of the party members about politics and society, and about their own party organization? How active are the members, and what role do they play in electoral politics? Based on extensive research and a nationally representative survey of the grassroots party, this is the first book-length... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 8.99
From one of our preeminent journalists and modern historians comes the epic story of Barack Obama and the world that created him. In Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information, a masterly narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95
Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that Italian political philosopher and noted Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli puts forward in The Liberty of Servants . Drawing upon the classical republican conception... more...
- Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 6.99
An e-book original inspired by the vision of late NDP leader Jack Layton with short, personal essays by a diverse line-up of Canadian writers and activists. HOPE IS BETTER THAN FEAR reflects upon and looks forward on a number of issues that Jack Layton championed over the course of his extraordinary career as an activist, city councillor and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58
Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. President Barack Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, calculated, convention-defying political campaign. In a race that will be talked about for years to come, he faced down his rivals with ruthless focus and efficiency.... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 4.95
Glyn Davis, professor of political science and vice-chancellor of Melbourne University, argues that there are more similarities between street gangs than business enterprises. He reviews the history of the leadership turbulence that besets both sides of Australian politics through this prism and reaches some worrying conclusions. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2000; Not Available
In a vigorous defense of public life, Senator Joseph Lieberman, one of the most articulate and respected of our politicians, defines the duty, the honor and the privilege of public life in the face of Americans' perennial cynicism about it. Americans have always been suspicious of government and have misunderstood and mistrusted those in public life.... more...