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Leadership

  • The Accidental Prime Ministerby Sanjaya Baru

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In 2004 Sanjaya Baru left a successful career as chief editor of the Financial Express to join Manmohan Singh as his media adviser. Singh and Baru had been close and Baru, a great admirer of the technocrat who had ushered in the 1991 reforms, saw this as an opportunity to help a man he admired lead India down a new path. As Singh?s ?eyes and ears?... more...

  • Responding to Margaret Thatcher's Deathby Louisa Hadley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Louisa Hadley examines the range of responses to Margaret Thatcher's death in relation to the cultural discourses surrounding Thatcher in the 1980s and since her resignation. The responses examined include the anticipation of Thatcher's death in anti-Thatcher songs, social media responses, obituaries, picture tributes and the ceremonial funeral. more...

  • The Myth of the Strong Leaderby Archie Brown

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.38

    In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders - those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process - are the most successful and admirable. Within authoritarian regimes, a more collective leadership is a... more...

  • The Myth of the Strong Leaderby Archie Brown

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    From one of the world?s preeminent political historians, a magisterial study of political leadership around the world from the advent of parliamentary democracy to the age of Obama more...

  • The Price of Public Intellectualsby Raphael Sassower

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book provides a historically-informed survey critically outlining sociological, psychological, political, and economic approaches to the role of public intellectuals. Sassower suggests how the state might financially support the essential work of public intellectuals so as to critically engage the public and improve public policies. more...

  • Carnival Chinaby Kerry Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00

    With Foreword by John Keane. The era of the Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao was one in which China became richer, more powerful, more prominent and more vexed. This series of essays, originally published on the Open Democracy website between 2006 and 2013, attempts to make sense of the cultural, political and economic dynamics within which... more...

  • Mandela's Kinsmenby Timothy Gibbs

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 65.63

    Mandela's Kinsmen is the first study of the fraught relationships between the ANC leadership and their relatives who ruled apartheid's foremost "tribal" Bantustan, the Transkei. In the early 20th century, the chieftaincies had often been well-springs of political leadership. In the Transkei, political leaders, such as Mandela, used regionally rooted... more...

  • Mandela's Kinsmenby Timothy Gibbs

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    A new interpretation of the history of the Transkei during the apartheid era, focusing on the politics of identity, the formation of African elites in the Bantustans, and their ambiguous connections with the ANC. more...

  • Eisenhower Volume Iby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 15.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Eisenhowerby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 18.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of the soldier who became president. He gives us a masterly account of the European war theater and Eisenhower's magnificent leadership as Allied Supreme... more...