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- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 20.40
The breakdown of Valérie Trierweiler?s relationship with French President François Hollande was spread mercilessly across the front pages. News of Hollande?s infidelity first broke in January 2014, when Closer magazine published photographs allegedly proving a secret affair between him and actress Julie Gayet. Trierweiler learnt of the affair through... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 79.50
How do female municipal leaders influence policymaking in American cities? Can gender determine who gets a say in local politics or what programs cities fund? These are some of the questions raised and answered in Mirya Holman's provocative Women in Politics in the American City. This book provides the first comprehensive evaluation of the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
New Labour was outwardly hostile to trade unions and their concerns. Yet the Blair government worked closely with the TUC on several key employment reforms. Steve Coulter analyses the dimensions of the often fractious Labour-union partnership and shows how the TUC pursued an 'insider lobbying' route to influence the shape of New Labour's policies.... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 14.99
Chuck Todd's gripping, fly-on-the-wall account of Barack Obama's tumultuous struggle to succeed in Washington. Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 partly because he was a Washington outsider. But if he'd come to the White House thinking he could change the political culture, he soon discovered just how difficult it was to swim against an... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 20.40
Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first First Lady to have her own office in the West Wing of the White House and the only First Lady ever to be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. Upon leaving the White House, she was elected as the first female Senator for New York, then served as one of America?s most popular Secretaries of State. Will she... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 24.58
The third and final volume of Sarvepalli Gopal?s biography of Jawaharlal Nehru covers the last eight years of his life and Prime Ministership. It deals with his efforts to sustain economic and social advance of the Indian people and not to lose hold of the principles of his foreign policy even while relations with China deteriorated, culminating the... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19
His explosive insider memoir Power Trip was hailed as the must-read of 2013, making The Thick of It look tame, and now Damian McBride is back with more razor-sharp observations taken from his widely acclaimed blog. The former spin-doctor, a pivotal but notorious figure in the New Labour government, has since become one of the most sought-after commentators... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95
This volume questions the changing dynamics of public leadership across different European settings. Chapters highlight emergent discussions on the strengths and weaknesses of current knowledge. Authors investigate the tensions between Anglo-American and economic focused models of leadership that may challenge received wisdom. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00
Deng Xiaoping has generally been given the credit for the reforms of the late 1970s that put China on the path to spectacular economic growth and development, a process that has turned it into one of the greatest powers of the twenty-first century. His ?Four Modernisations? - reform in agriculture, industry, military, science and technology - unveiled... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
Five presidents (Eisenhower, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama) have been elected to and served a second term. Seemingly free from electoral pressure, each president has taken a unique approach to their second term, and the book seeks to unpack the rationale behind their decisions and actions in their final years of power. more...