Presidential Power: Forging the Presidency for the by Robert Y. Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, Lawrence R. Jacobs

By Robert Y. Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, Lawrence R. Jacobs

Richard Neustadt's seminal paintings Presidential energy: The Politics of Leadership has persisted for almost 4 many years because the middle of educational learn of the yankee presidency. Now, development on and not easy a number of the arguments in Neustadt's paintings, Presidential energy: Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century deals reflections and implications from what we've got realized approximately presidential energy because the new century dawns.

These essays--including a brand new contribution by way of Neustadt himself--forge a great reexamination of Neustadt's Presidential Power that handle questions raised yet now not resolved by way of his paintings. A awesome element of this volume's research is the reworked establishment of the presidency within the wake of the impeachment hearings of the country's final twentieth-century president, invoice Clinton. From the portrayal of presidents as persuaders to the politics of presidential transitions, all of the constituent essays during this quantity presents an interesting examine the kingdom of the yank presidency.

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Poles Together: The Emergence and Development of Political by Aleks Szczerbiak

By Aleks Szczerbiak

This publication fills a spot within the present literature on how events and get together platforms are constructing within the new democracies of post-Communist critical and jap Europe. It presents the 1st particular, empirically established exam from a structural and organizational standpoint of the recent events and political groupings that experience emerged in Poland because the cave in of Communism in 1989. the writer develops his argument at the foundation of an research of 5 key structural and organizational variables: the interior distribution of strength and modes of illustration in the events; the position of the occasion forms; the connection among events and their electorates; the improvement of events as club businesses; and the connection among events and the country. because the first in-depth, empirically grounded single-country research of social gathering constitution and association in post-Communist japanese Europe, the ebook offers a chance to attract broader conclusions in regards to the means of vital and East eu social gathering improvement and should give a contribution considerably in the direction of the advance of a post-Communist political celebration version. Szczerbiak sheds mild on an incredible point of the extra common technique of post-communist democratization within the quarter and offers an incredible contribution to 1 of the least-explored parts of transition.

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Labour Party General Election Manifestos 1900-1997: Volume by Iain Dale, Dennis Kavanagh

By Iain Dale, Dennis Kavanagh

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time the British Labour Political occasion common Election Manifestos, relationship again to 1900, and together with the newest common Election manifesto of 1997.The venture presents an indispensible resource of information concerning the Labour Party's political ideologies and coverage positions, in addition to charting their adjustments over time.The quantity has a brand new advent written through Dennis Kavanagh, who's Professor of Politics at Liverpool college, and who has already released Political technological know-how and Political Behaviour with Routledge.In addition to the recent creation, the amount contains a complete index, making the quantity effortless to exploit.

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Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of by Jacob S. Hacker

By Jacob S. Hacker

The Republicans who run American govt this present day have defied the traditional legislation of political gravity. they've got governed with the slimmest of majorities and but have remodeled the nation’s governing priorities. they've got strayed dramatically from the reasonable heart of public opinion and but have confronted little public backlash. time and again, they've got sided with the prosperous and ideologically severe whereas paying little heed to the vast majority of american citizens. and masses normally, they've got pop out on best. This booklet indicates why—and why this troubling scenario can and has to be changed.Written in a hugely obtainable variety by means of specialist political scientists, Off heart tells the tale of a deliberative approach limited and distorted by means of celebration chieftains, of unresponsive energy agents subverting the preferred will, and of laws written by means of and for robust pursuits and intentionally designed to mute well known discontent. within the top culture of engaged social technological know-how, Off heart is a robust and proficient critique that issues the way in which towards a more robust origin for American democracy.

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Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in by Vineeta Yadav

By Vineeta Yadav

Political corruption is among the globe's such a lot urgent but likely everlasting difficulties. it's a root reason behind low development and inequality, and plagues a variety of countries in the course of the international in various levels. In Political events, company teams, and Corruption in constructing Countries, Vineeta Yadav tackles the puzzle of corruption by way of studying the position that company lobbying performs in it. She indicates that the constitution of a constructing nation's legislative associations usually determines even if such associations advertise or restrain corruption.

Combining concentrated reports of legislative associations and enterprise teams in India and Brazil with a broader survey of corruption in 64 constructing democracies, Yadav exhibits how platforms with robust events instead of ones with robust person legislators motivate the main corruption. A rigorous comparative exam of the connections among political associations, lobbying, and corruption, this paintings will reshape our realizing of the way constructing kingdom democracies can either discourage and inspire bribery, vote purchasing, and impact peddling.

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Passion and Preferences: William Jennings Bryan and the 1896 by Richard Franklin Bensel

By Richard Franklin Bensel

The 1896 Democratic nationwide conference concurrently proposed a extensively new trajectory for American business growth, harshly repudiated its personal incumbent president, and rudely overturned the party's conventional neighborhood and social hierarchy. the eagerness that attended those judgements used to be deeply embedded within the conventional alliances and understandings of the earlier, within the careers and futures of the party's so much well-known leaders and so much insignificant ward heelers, and within the own kinfolk of fellows who had lengthy served jointly within the halls of Congress. This ardour used to be consistently on reveal within the Chicago Coliseum, formed by way of the rhythm of parliamentary ritual and the actual structure of the conference corridor. William Jennings Bryan expected the instant while pathos will be at its peak and selected that second to provide his "Cross of Gold" tackle, therefore harnessing ardour to his own ambition and successful the presidential nomination.

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The History of the Communist Party in Cyprus: Colonialism, by Yiannos Katsourides

By Yiannos Katsourides

Cypriot politics are one of the so much contentious in Europe, and regularly allure the eye of the overseas group. right here, Yiannos Katsourides lines the old improvement of the Cypriot celebration procedure, and specifically the expansion of the Communist celebration, referred to now as AKEL - the 1st officially prepared political occasion at the island. below the British Empire, the celebration used to be unlawful, yet endured to fight for Cypriot independence until eventually this used to be accomplished in 1960. in response to new archival study, Katsourides addresses the social, non secular, financial and political surroundings within which communist and dealing classification politics existed at the island, and locates them in the context of a rustic attached inextricably with Turkey, nice Britain and Greece. This booklet can be of vital curiosity to a person drawn to the background of Cyprus, ecu communist pursuits or British colonialism and international relations within the Mediterranean.

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Parties without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced by Russell J. Dalton

By Russell J. Dalton

This booklet presents the main accomplished research thus far of the jobs that political events practice in twenty OECD international locations. It reveals that events proceed to workout their conventional roles in organizing elections and structuring the govt procedure, yet that they're wasting the allegiance of a public that's more and more non-partisan and sceptical approximately political events as associations. those findings result in a dialogue concerning the altering nature of consultant democracy as those countries input the twenty first Century.

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From Opposition to Power: Taiwan's Democratic Progressive by Shelley Rigger

By Shelley Rigger

On March 18,2000, Taiwan's citizens shocked the realm through opting for Chen Shui-bian. the candidate of the competition Democratic revolutionary occasion (DPP), to be their president a bunch of latest concerns fast grew to become the topic of discussion. what's the DPP? the place did it come from and what does it stand for? How will it use its newly received strength? Will it threat battle with mainland China in pursuit of independence? Addressing those quest ons, From competition to energy offers a finished evaluate of the DPP, its background, regulations, and constitution. Rigger lines the party's origins in competition activities of the Sixties and Seventies and recounts the way it used to be based in defiance of mart al legislation in 1986. She then analyzes its inner conflicts over coverage and gear and explains the party's altering stance on such concerns as Taiwan's independence, diplomacy and monetary coverage. A key topic is the position the DPP has performed in selling democratization and reasonable festival in Taiwan. the 1st booklet in English to target this influential new energy, Rigger's learn is a riveting learn for these hoping to appreciate and expect occasions in East Asia.

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