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Federal Government

  • How Power Changes Handsby Professor Paul 't Hart; Dr John Uhr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    How can we strengthen the capacity of governments and parties to manage arrivals and departures at the top? Democracy requires reliable processes for the transfer of power from one generation of leaders to the next. This book introduces new analytical frameworks and presents the latest empirical evidence from comparative political research. more...

  • Wrong Winner: The Coming Debacle in the Electoral Collegeby David Abbott; James Levine

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 27.95

    This book describes what the authors identify as an emerging political crisis in U.S. politics: the possible winning of the presidency by a candidate with far fewer votes than his or her opponent. David W. Abbott and James P. Levine stress both the irrationality and peculiar nature of the current electoral system, emphasizing recent and current political... more...

  • Broken But Unbowedby Greg Abbott

    Threshold Editions 2016; US$ 9.99

    From Governor Greg Abbott—Texas governor and rising star in the Republican Party and one of the first prominent politicians to govern from a wheelchair—comes this deeply personal and inspiring life story and a plan to restore America to greatness in what Newt Gingrich calls a “bold and compelling” read. Greg Abbott lost his ability to walk when a... more...

  • The Challenge of the American Presidencyby Philip Abbott

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 104.50

    According to Niccolò Machiavelli, leaders must always be prepared for change, even in violent and dramatic forms, in order to retain some control of their fate. This incisive text applies the Machiavellian philosophy to each American president, who must learn how to adapt to these changes and/or alter them in order to excel, or even to survive,... more...

  • Bad Presidentsby Philip Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Bad Presidents seeks to interpret the meaning of presidential 'badness' by investigating the ways in which eleven presidents were 'bad.' The author brings a unique, and often amusing perspective on the idea of the presidency, and begins a new conversation about the definition of presidential success and failure. more...

  • Accidental Presidentsby Philip Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Accidental presidents, those who assume office as a result of death, assassination or resignation, struggle to establish their legitimacy. This book examines and evaluates the strategies of nine accidental presidents, from John Tyler to Gerald Ford, to demonstrate authority and their capacity to govern. more...

  • American Governmentby Scott F. Abernathy

    SAGE Publications 2018; US$ 66.00

    American government is not just one story—it’s many stories. Our stories. And they are still being told.   In  American Government: Stories of a Nation ,   author Scott Abernathy tunes in to the voices of America’s people, showing how diverse ideas throughout our nation’s history have shaped our political institutions, our identities,... more...

  • New Ways of Doing Businessby Mark A. Abramson; Ann M. Kieffaber; John P. Bartkowski; Gary C. Bryner; John J. Callahan; Steven Cohen; William Eimicke; Richard C. Hula; Jocelyn M. Johnston; Anne Laurent; Jerry Mitchell; Helen A. Regis; Barbara S. Romzek. Dennis A. Rondinelli

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 43.50

    In their introduction, the editors of New Ways of Doing Business assert that in retrospect, it will be apparent that today's government, that of the early years of the 21st century, "was undergoing its most significant transformation since the decade of the 1930's when direct government-delivered services grew significantly as part of the New Deal."... more...

  • Clark Cliffordby John Acacia

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 35.00

    One of the most renowned Washington insiders of the twentieth century, Clark Clifford (1906--1998) was a top advisor to four Democratic presidents. As a powerful corporate attorney, he advised Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Jimmy Carter. As special counsel to Truman, Clifford helped to articulate the Truman Doctrine, grant recognition... more...

  • Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspectiveby Manuela Achilles; Dana Elzey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Experts from business, academia, governmental agencies and non-profit think tanks to form a transnational and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the combined challenges of environmental sustainability and energy security in the United States and Germany. more...