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  • Towards Gendering Institutionalismby Heather MacRae; Elaine Weiner

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 38.99

    This book brings gender to the fore as a critical aspect of institutions and opens up new avenues to interrogate the dynamics of power and change. Casting its empirical lens on the EU it interrogates attempts to bring about more ‘gender just’ polities. more...

  • The State of Our Disunionby Eugene Goodheart

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The US Constitution resists centralizing authority by granting equal power to the three branches of government, as well as the individual states. The risk inherent in the separation of powers is that the absence of a spirit of compromise can lead to the disintegration of the union. Eugene Good heart argues that the current union is in peril due to... more...

  • Leadership in East European Communism, 1945-1970by R. Barry Farrell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Fifteen eminent social scientists from North America and Eastern Europe met under the auspices of Northwestern University's Comparative Politics Program to discuss the significance and characteristics of changes in political leadership in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union since World War II. The presentations at the conference were edited and re-written... more...

  • The Selection and Election of Presidentsby Daniel Gasman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The United States' presidential selection process is intricate, constantly evolving, and imperfectly understood by most American voters. The long campaign brings to light conflicting concepts of the role of the president, inherent constraints on his powers, contradictions in the selection process, and possibilities for change or compromise that are... more...

  • God Wills itby David O'Connell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential.Case studies explore the religious arguments... more...

  • Political Rhetoricby Mary E. Stuckey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Rhetoric is among the most important and least understood elements of presidential leadership. Presidents have always wielded rhetoric as one tool of governance—and that rhetoric was always intended to facilitate political ends, such as image building, persuasion of the mass public, and inter-branch government persuasion. But as mass media has grown... more...

  • Presidential Relations with Congressby Richard S. Conley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 24.95

    The presidential-congressional relationship is the most important and vivid of all the inter-branch relationships. It defines presidential activities, priorities, and successes. No president, from Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan, has been able to ignore or denigrate that relationship.  Presidential Relations with Congress provides a succinct analysis... more...

  • The Presidential Dilemmaby Michael Genovese

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This brief, thought-provoking text evaluates the performance of recent presidents from Johnson to Bush, finding that, overall, each has failed to live up to public expectations. Written by one of the top presidency scholars today, The Presidential Dilemma reflects on the idea that as our country's problems grow, our politicians seem to shrink. Arguing... more...

  • Power and Personalityby Harold D. Lasswell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book concerns the wanting, getting, and giving of power. Recent advances in medicine, sociology, and psychology have deepened our understanding of the motives, skills, and experience that operate between leaders and those who are led. Since power is about decision-making, it figures not only in offi cial institutions but in other organizations,... more...

  • Leadership Performance and Rhetoricby Adam B. Masters; John Uhr

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.55

    This book examines both the rhetorical content of contemporary public leadership and the leadership methods pioneered by early English statesman Sir Francis Bacon. In particular, it considers the use of public rhetoric to defend leadership legitimacy in six case studies, drawing on leadership contests in recent Australian political history. The authors... more...