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  • Semi-Presidentialism and Democracyby Professor Robert Elgie; Sophia Moestrup; Professor Yu-Shan Wu

    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...

  • Dispersed Democratic Leadershipby John Kane; Haig Patapan; Paul 't Hart

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 42.99

    Dispersed Democratic Leadership seeks to explore the unique way democracy disperses leadership, and the significant opportunities and challenges it presents to democratic leaders. more...

  • Losers' Consentby Christopher J. Anderson; André Blais; Shaun Bowler; Todd Donovan; Ola Listhaug

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 49.99

    Losers' Consent shows how being able to accept losing is one of the central requirements of democracy, and provides a major new contribution to our understanding of political legitimacy, comparative political behaviour, and democratic stability. more...

  • Third Force Politicsby Paul Whiteley; Patrick Seyd; Billinghurst Antony

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 87.99

    Who belongs to the Liberal Democrat party, and why? What are the opinions of its members about politics, society, and their own party? This ground-breaking work is the first book-length study of Liberal Democrat party members. Based on extensive research and a nationally representative survey of party membership, this book continues Seyd and Whiteley's... more...

  • The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bushby George C Edwards III; Desmond King

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 46.99

    This is one of the first major studies of the Bush presidency in which the contributors succeed in looking beyond the simplistic stereotypes of the administration to establish how decisions are taken and how well the administration performs in governing. more...

  • The Liberty of Servantsby Maurizio Viroli; Antony Shugaar

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 32.95 US$ 29.98

    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...

  • The Political Animalby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    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 ? why Trollope... more...

  • Race of a Lifetimeby John Heilemann; Mark Halperin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50

    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...

  • Griffith REVIEW Single: Leader of the gangby Glyn Davis

    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...

  • Frost/Nixonby David Frost

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 10.35

    Published to coincide with the launch of Ron Howard's blockbuster film, and following on from the huge success of the eponymous West End and Broadway play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary story of how David Frost pursued and landed the biggest fish of his career. When he first conceived the idea of interviewing Richard Nixon and trying to... more...