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Leadership

  • No Way to Pick A Presidentby Jules Witcover

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    As the United States marks its first presidential election of a new century, Witcover shows us how professional mercenaries -- with little party loyalty and diminished political principles, driven by an insatiable need for money -- are poisoning public life. At the same time, politicians themselves have condoned and even encouraged these developments,... more...

  • Opposite Mandelaby Tony Leon

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 20.42

    Tony Leon has written a book of unique insight into an unexplored aspect of the presidency and leadership of Nelson Mandela. Opposite Mandela relates the untold stories of how South Africa's first democratic president related to his political opponents. Leon served as leader of the Democratic Party during Mandela's presidency. Although they clashed,... more...

  • 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$ 36.34

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administrationby II Michael J. Pomante; Scot Schraufnagel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration covers the history of his life and his presidency through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his... 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...