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  • Handbook on Political Trustby Sonja Zmerli; Tom W. G. van der Meer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 60.00

    Political trust - in government, parliament, or political parties - has taken centre stage in political science for more than half a century, reflecting ongoing concerns with the legitimacy and functioning of representative democracy. To provide scholars, students and policy makers with a tool to navigate through the complexity of causes and consequences... more...

  • A Long Time Comingby Evan Thomas; Staff of Newsweek

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 14.00

    Based on in-depth reporting by a special team of Newsweek reporters and written by bestselling author Evan Thomas, A Long Time Coming tells the inside story of Barack Obama's triumph over Senator John McCain to become the first African-American U.S. president. In juicy detail, it chronicles the long siege between Obama and Hillary Clinton, the... more...

  • Everything I Know About Leadership...I Learnt from the Kidsby Keith Coats

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 5.00

    'Can I drive the car?' is a familiar refrain for most parents. But in dealing with this issue of control, trust and training, is there a lesson to be learnt, a lesson that can be applied by leaders in the business environment? Leadership trainer Keith Coats thinks so, and has written a witty and instructive book that draws on everyday events in the... more...

  • The Dictator's Handbookby Bruce Bueno de Mesquita; Alastair Smith

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 24.00

    For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the national interest”or even their subjectsunless they have to. This clever and... more...

  • Politische Persönlichkeiten und ihre weltpolitische Gestaltungby Xuewu Gu; Hendrik W. Ohnesorge

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 35.96

    Der Sammelband widmet sich der Frage nach dem Einfluss politischer Persönlichkeiten auf weltpolitische Entscheidungen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Dazu werden zu Beginn des Bandes diskutierte Grundannahmen über die Einflussmöglichkeiten einzelner Persönlichkeiten mit Hilfe von detaillierten Fallstudien untersucht und so ein Zusammenhang zwischen... more...

  • Disposable Leadersby Rodney Tiffen

    NewSouth 2017; US$ 19.99

    Since 1970 seventy-three political leaders within the major parties have been forcibly removed from their leadership positions. And at the heart of the turmoil is the media, with its 24-hour news cycle making political leadership evermore precarious. Disposable Leaders is an engaging and insightful analysis of the high-drama leadership challenge -... more...

  • Women and Politicsby Julie Dolan; Melissa M. Deckman; Michele L. Swers

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 46.50

    Following the 2016 election, this timely text includes analysis of the challenges of navigating gender in seeking the presidency. It examines how both Clinton and Fiorina were forced to “perform gender” on the campaign trail and tasked to prove their masculine capability and feminine likability in order to be considered for the presidency. more...

  • Towards Gendering Institutionalismby Heather MacRae; Elaine Weiner

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 38.99

    This book brings gender to the fore as a critical aspect of institutions and opens up new avenues to interrogate the dynamics of power and change. Casting its empirical lens on the EU it interrogates attempts to bring about more ‘gender just’ polities. more...

  • God Wills itby David O'Connell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential.Case studies explore the religious arguments... more...

  • The State of Our Disunionby Eugene Goodheart

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The US Constitution resists centralizing authority by granting equal power to the three branches of government, as well as the individual states. The risk inherent in the separation of powers is that the absence of a spirit of compromise can lead to the disintegration of the union. Eugene Good heart argues that the current union is in peril due to... more...