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Women of Westminster The MPs who Changed Politics

Women of Westminster The MPs who Changed Politics

Author: Rachel Reeves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women (and even then only some women) had only been entitled to vote for just over a year. In the past 100 years, a total of 491 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet it was not until 2016 that the total number of women ever elected surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable - Britain has now had two female Prime Ministers and women MPs have made significant strides in fighting for gender equality - from the earliest suffrage campaigns, to Barbara Castle's fight for equal pay, to Harriet Harman's recent legislation on the gender pay gap. Yet the stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. In this book, Rachel Reeves brings forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019.

The Age of Assassins Putin's Poisonous War Against Democracy

The Age of Assassins Putin's Poisonous War Against Democracy

Author: Yuri Felshtinsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Presidential Leadership in Crisis Defining Moments of the Modern Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump

Presidential Leadership in Crisis Defining Moments of the Modern Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump

Author: Kenneth T. Walsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

Crises pose a challenge to leaders beyond any other tests they confront. In this comprehensive and timely book, veteran journalist Kenneth T. Walsh offers a probing look at how presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump dealt with crises they faced. Including domestic as well as international issues and assassination attempts, this book stands apart from other accounts of presidents in crisis. Walsh is in search of lessons we can learn, and his findings focus on the presidential attributes and skills that matter most in trying times. This expertly crafted, elegantly written book is appropriate for a variety of college courses and will find its way onto the reading lists of ambitious politicians and interested citizens alike.

Presidential Leadership in Crisis Defining Moments of the Modern Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump

Presidential Leadership in Crisis Defining Moments of the Modern Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump

Author: Kenneth T. Walsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

Crises pose a challenge to leaders beyond any other tests they confront. In this comprehensive and timely book, veteran journalist Kenneth T. Walsh offers a probing look at how presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump dealt with crises they faced. Including domestic as well as international issues and assassination attempts, this book stands apart from other accounts of presidents in crisis. Walsh is in search of lessons we can learn, and his findings focus on the presidential attributes and skills that matter most in trying times. This expertly crafted, elegantly written book is appropriate for a variety of college courses and will find its way onto the reading lists of ambitious politicians and interested citizens alike.

The Postmodern Presidency Bill Clinton's Legacy in U.S. Politics

The Postmodern Presidency Bill Clinton's Legacy in U.S. Politics

Author: Steven E. Schier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

As America's first truly postmodern president, Bill Clinton experienced both great highs and stunning lows in office that will shape the future course of American politics. Clinton will forever be remembered as the first elected president to be impeached, but will his tarnished legacy have lasting effects on America's political system? Including the conflict in Kosovo, the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle, and new developments in the 2000 presidential campaign, The Postmodern Presidency is the most comprehensive and current assessment of Bill Clinton's presidency available in print. The book examines Clinton's role in redefining the institution of the presidency, and his affect on future presidents' economic and foreign policies. The contributors highlight the president's unprecedented courtship of public opinion; how polls affected policy; how the president gained celebrity status; how Clinton's postmodern style of public presidency helped him survive the 1994 elections and impeachment; and how all of this might impact future presidents. This new text also demonstrates how the Clinton presidency changed party politics in the public and in Congress, with long-term implications and costs to both Republicans and his own Democratic party, while analyzing Clinton's effect on the 1990s culture wars, the politics and importance of gender, and the politics and policy of race.

Robert Mugabe and the Betrayal of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe and the Betrayal of Zimbabwe

Author: Andrew Norman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Instead of leading his people to the promised land, Mugabe, the first prime minister of the newly-named Zimbabwe, has amassed a fortune for himself, his family and followers and has presided over the murder, torture and starvation of those who oppose him. This biography offers some explanations for Mugabe's behavior. With the death of his wife in 1992, a moderating influence was lost, and as the years go by, he continues to show himself intolerant of any opposition as he proceeds toward the creation of a one-party state, even though evidence suggests that his country is in terminal decline.

Opinions Throughout History: Presidential Authority

Opinions Throughout History: Presidential Authority

Author: Micah Issit Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This new series from Grey House offers in-depth, single volumes that follow the debate, or path, to a decision on a controversial topic as it evolved throughout history. Each volume offers a wide range of opinion essays and editorials, speeches, and journal articles and expert analysis.

Presidential Leadership in Political Time Reprise and Reappraisal

Presidential Leadership in Political Time Reprise and Reappraisal

Author: Stephen Skowronek Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

In this expanded third edition, renowned scholar Stephen Skowronek, addresses Donald J. Trump's presidency. Skowronek's insights have fundamentally altered our understanding of the American presidency. His 'political time' thesis has been particularly influential, revealing how presidents reckon with the work of their predecessors, situate their power within recent political events, and assert their authority in the service of change. A classic widely used in courses on the presidency, Skowronek's book has greatly expanded our understanding of and debates over the politics of leadership. It clarifies the typical political problems that presidents confront in political time, as well as the likely effects of their working through them, and considers contemporary innovations in our political system that bear on the leadership patterns from the more distant past. Drawing out parallels in the politics of leadership between Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt and between James Polk and John Kennedy, it develops a new and revealing perspective on the presidential leadership of Clinton, Bush, Obama, and now Trump. In this third edition Skowronek carefully examines the impact of recent developments in government and politics on traditional leadership postures and their enactment, given the current divided state of the American polity, the impact of the twenty-four-hour news cycle, of a more disciplined and homogeneous Republican party, of conservative advocacy of the 'unitary theory' of the executive, and of progressive disillusionment with the presidency as an institution. A provocative review of presidential history, Skowronek's book brims with fresh insights and opens a window on the institution of the executive office and the workings of the American political system as a whole. Intellectually satisfying for scholars, it also provides an accessible volume for students and general readers interested in the American presidency.

Presidential Leadership in Political Time Reprise and Reappraisal

Presidential Leadership in Political Time Reprise and Reappraisal

Author: Stephen Skowronek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

In this expanded third edition, renowned scholar Stephen Skowronek, addresses Donald J. Trump's presidency. Skowronek's insights have fundamentally altered our understanding of the American presidency. His 'political time' thesis has been particularly influential, revealing how presidents reckon with the work of their predecessors, situate their power within recent political events, and assert their authority in the service of change. A classic widely used in courses on the presidency, Skowronek's book has greatly expanded our understanding of and debates over the politics of leadership. It clarifies the typical political problems that presidents confront in political time, as well as the likely effects of their working through them, and considers contemporary innovations in our political system that bear on the leadership patterns from the more distant past. Drawing out parallels in the politics of leadership between Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt and between James Polk and John Kennedy, it develops a new and revealing perspective on the presidential leadership of Clinton, Bush, Obama, and now Trump. In this third edition Skowronek carefully examines the impact of recent developments in government and politics on traditional leadership postures and their enactment, given the current divided state of the American polity, the impact of the twenty-four-hour news cycle, of a more disciplined and homogeneous Republican party, of conservative advocacy of the 'unitary theory' of the executive, and of progressive disillusionment with the presidency as an institution. A provocative review of presidential history, Skowronek's book brims with fresh insights and opens a window on the institution of the executive office and the workings of the American political system as a whole. Intellectually satisfying for scholars, it also provides an accessible volume for students and general readers interested in the American presidency.

Rendezvous With Destiny Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America

Rendezvous With Destiny Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America

Author: George F. Will, Craig Shirley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

The election that changed everything: Craig Shirley s masterful account of the 1980 presidential campaign reveals how a race judged too close to call as late as Election Day became a Reagan landslideand altered the course of history.

Presidential Fringe Questing and Jesting for the Oval Office

Presidential Fringe Questing and Jesting for the Oval Office

Author: Mark Stein Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Regardless of current events or personal opinions, Americans continue to revere the power and poise of the president of the United States. Yet, for almost as long as this nation has existed, we have simultaneously been forced to tolerate that occasional oddball who, for some reason or another, also decided that it would be a great idea to run for the most important office in the world. Rarely, if ever, have we looked at our fringe candidates for presidency with anything other than a sideways glance or fleeting interest; after all, how seriously can we expect to take someone running for the most powerful seat in the world under the moniker Vermin Supreme, or proudly representing the Flying Saucer Party? It's easy to look at those who have irreverently thrown their hats into the grandest of political rings as little more than attention seekers, hoping to finagle a few days in the sun before rightfully returning back to complete obscurity. However, to simply dismiss these candidates as nothing more than walking punchlines, (un)welcome distractions, and desperate fools looking to stroke their own egos would not be giving them enough credit; in fact, more often than not, these eccentric candidates have come to represent much more than political comic relief. The Presidential Fringe examines, for the first time ever, the complete history of America's relationship with the nefarious-and sometimes hilarious-men, women, and even animals that have thrown their hats into the ring. And while it's always easy to dismiss the political fringe as unworthy of our time and attention, closer examination reveals that, very often, it was in fact these very fringe candidates that planted the seeds from which mainstream candidates later harvested genuine, positive change. In fact, some of the policies, regulations, and behaviors we adhere to today are the direct result of fringe candidacy. Written with Mark Stein's trademark voice and direct, relatable style, The Presidential Fringe explores and explains an American landscape rife with the unlikely, unassuming, unexpected, and (in a few cases) unbalanced presidential hopefuls who, in their own way, have contributed to this nation's founding quest to form a more perfect Union.

Gender in Organizations The Icelandic Female Council Manager

Gender in Organizations The Icelandic Female Council Manager

Author: Eva Hlynsdottir Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

The importance of local authorities in modern states continues to grow regarding service delivery and policy-making. As the role of local authorities has grown, so has the prestige and importance of the top manager positions at the local level. Traditionally, women's advancement into these top-echelon positions has been much slower than into positions at the lower levels of local government. So how and when do women get hired into these positions? Is their career advancement similar to that of their male peers, or are there notable differences between the sexes? And are women really only hired as change agents during times of crisis? The author provides answers to these questions and more by focusing on the career advancement of Icelandic female council managers. The book draws from both comparative resources and a single case study on Iceland and provides comprehensive information on the recruitment of women into the position of council manager from the perspective of local government studies, organizational studies and gender studies. The book will help scholars, students and practitioners interested in exploring the subtle hindrances facing women's advancement into top-echelon positions in organizations.