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Leadership

  • Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York City's Plebiscitary Mayoraltyby Richard M. Flanagan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Robert Wagner was New York City's true New Deal mayor, killed Tammany Hall. The world Wagner shaped delivers municipal services efficiently at the cost of local democracy. The story of Wagner's mayoralty will be of interest to anyone who cares about New York City, local democracy and the debate about the legacy of the City's important leaders. more...

  • The Professor and the Presidentby Stephen Hess

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 15.00

    What happens when a conservative president makes a liberal professor from the Ivy League his top urban affairs adviser? The president is Richard Nixon, the professor is Harvard's Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Of all the odd couples in American public life, they are probably the oddest. Add another Ivy League professor to the White House staff when Nixon... more...

  • Making Public Policy Decisions: Expertise, Skills and Experienceby Damon Alexander; Jenny M. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 156.00

    To understand public policy decisions, it is imperative to understand the capacities of the individual actors who are making them, how they think and feel about their role, and what drives and motivates them. However, the current literature takes little account of this, preferring instead to frame the decisions as the outcomes of a rational search... more...

  • Personality Politics?: The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Electionsby Marina Costa Lobo; John Curtice

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 89.99

    Personality Politics? assesses the role that voters' perceptions and evaluations of leaders play in democratic elections. The book presents evidence from an array of countries with diverse historical and institutional contexts, and employs innovative methodologies to determine the importance of leaders in democracies worldwide.Addressing such questions... more...

  • Ozawa Ichir? and Japanese Politicsby Aurelia George Mulgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Ozawa Ichir? was the axis on which Japanese politics turned for more than two decades. He helped to reshape the electoral system, political funding rules, the evolution of the party system, the nature of executive government, the roles and powers of bureaucrats, and the conduct of parliamentary and policymaking processes. Admired and reviled in almost... more...

  • The Psychology of Powerby Jaap van Ginneken

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    The author tests the hypothesis that hubris and the Bathsheba syndrome tend to affect all top leaders, by zooming in on the best known and very highest executives of our own day and age, and examines the psychological forces tugging at the top level of political leadership. more...

  • The Psychology of Powerby Jaap van Ginneken

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    The author tests the hypothesis that hubris and the Bathsheba syndrome tend to affect all top leaders, by zooming in on the best known and very highest executives of our own day and age, and examines the psychological forces tugging at the top level of political leadership. more...

  • Politixworksby Chuck U. Farlie

    Skip 2 My Loop Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Lyndon Johnson (not that Lyndon Johnson) is a 12 year old little boy struggling to avoid the same mistakes his father made. He has no particular desire to enter politics though he has a natural aptitude for it, and he finds himself thrust into the politics of the modern world. He must prepare for war (not that war). His crew is being threatened. His... more...

  • Thank You for This Momentby Valérie Trierweiler

    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...

  • Women in Politics in the American Cityby Mirya R Holman

    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...