Executive Politics in Semi-Presidential Regimes: Power by Martin Carrier

By Martin Carrier

This publication analyzes the ability adaptations among political executives in semi-presidential regimes. It contrasts institutional, partisan, and extra-institutional causes and identifies styles of switch for the facility distribution among presidents and top ministers. It offers an empirical research of chosen case experiences and demonstrates the need to comprehend energy adaptations in a configurative standpoint, exposing the boundaries of institutional layout reasons. This research eventually goals to give a contribution to either the literature on semi-presidentialism and to the literature on democratic regimes through offering a scientific overview of those assorted configurations, in either mature and rising democracies. To discover this phenomenon, this learn exams the most important components of energy edition proposed within the semi-presidential literature at the energy courting among presidents and top ministers usually in France’s 5th Republic and post-1993 Ukraine, but additionally to a lesser volume in Finland, post-1993 Russia, and post-1990 Poland.

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Virtuous Leaders: Strategy, Character, and Influence in the by Richard R. Kilburg

By Richard R. Kilburg

Twenty-first century organizational leaders face many tricky demanding situations. As governments and companies extend to satisfy the desires of an ever-increasing inhabitants, the selections leaders make this present day are extra very important than ever. With emerging pageant amid the uncertainty of a steadily globalized economic climate, good fortune and failure are more and more outlined on an ever-grander scale. In those attempting occasions, how can executives and different company, govt, and nonprofit leaders consultant their agencies to good fortune amid the demanding situations of the fashionable world?

In this greatly researched but completely useful booklet, popular govt advisor Richard Kilburg characterizes potent management as a mix of particular behaviorally established capabilities and virtuous points of personality. He demonstrates that regardless of the entire complexities of the trendy global, the principles of government management can nonetheless be present in the undying and enduring virtues of the traditional chinese language and Greeks.

With wealthy and informative discussions of the classical and smooth literatures on advantage and government management, and a wealth of workouts and questionnaires that translate types of management into plans for motion, Virtuous Leaders is a crucial source for leaders and government specialists alike, and is certain to turn into a vintage within the field.

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Understanding the Manitoba Election 2016: Campaigns, by Andrew Taylor,Daniel Heidt,Whitney Lackenbauer

By Andrew Taylor,Daniel Heidt,Whitney Lackenbauer

In "Two Years lower than the Horn," engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his studies and accomplishments in the course of Operation Tabarin, a landmark British excursion to Antarctica to set up sovereignty and behavior technological know-how throughout the moment global battle. whilst psychological pressure led the operation’s first commander to renounce, Taylor—a army engineer with vast prewar surveying experience—became the 1st and in simple terms Canadian to guide an Antarctic excursion. As commander of the operation, Taylor oversaw building of the 1st everlasting base at the Antarctic continent at wish Bay. From there, he led four-man groups on epic sledging trips round James Ross Island,overcoming exhausting stipulations and correcting cartographic errors made via prior explorers. The editors’ targeted afterword attracts on Taylor’s wide own papers to focus on Taylor’s achievements and record his major contributions to polar science.

This ebook will attract readers drawn to the heritage of polar exploration, technology, and sovereignty. It additionally sheds mild at the little recognized contribution of a Canadian to theatre of the second one international battle. The wartime carrier of significant Taylor finds very important new information about a groundbreaking operation that laid the basis for the British Antarctic Survey and marked a serious second within the transition from the heroic to the fashionable clinical period in polar exploration.

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50 Dáil Debates that Shaped the Nation: Standing by the by John Drennan

By John Drennan

From the debates of the Fifties that have been strikingly just like what we are facing at the present time -- struggles opposed to financial disaster, emigration and abuse of strength by way of the nation -- during the wars within the 70s and 80s over divorce and abortion, to the Jacobean dramas surrounding the autumn of Haughey within the Nineteen Nineties, this crucial e-book eventually lines the autumn of the 1st Republic through the tragic-comic dénouement of the Cowen period and the 1st breaths of desire supplied through a brand new administration.

John Drennan's status through the Republic captures the interesting tale of Ireland's evolution within the seven a long time because the finish of the warfare and encapsulates the tradition that formed those moments of nationwide drama.

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The Presidency and Rhetorical Leadership (Presidential by Leroy G. Dorsey

By Leroy G. Dorsey

Successful presidential management is determined by phrases in addition to deeds.  during this multifaceted examine rhetorical management, twelve major students in 3 various disciplines offer in-depth stories of ways phrases have served or disserved American presidents.

At the center of rhetorical management lies the classical idea of prudence, sensible knowledge that mixes solid experience with sturdy character.  From their disparate remedies of various presidencies, an underlying contract emerges one of the historians, political scientists, and conversation students integrated within the volume.  To be powerful, they locate, presidents needs to be in a position to articulate the typical stable in a specific state of affairs they usually has to be credible at the foundation in their personal character. Who they're and what they could do are therefore dual pillars of profitable rhetorical leadership.
      Leroy G. Dorsey introduces those subject matters, and David Zarefsky choices them up in the ancient improvement of rhetorical management in the place of work of the presidency.  each one succeeding bankruptcy then examines the rhetorical management of a specific president, usually in the context of a particular incident or problem that marked his time period in office.  Chapters facing George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and invoice Clinton provide the specifics for a clearer figuring out of ways rhetoric serves management within the American presidency.   This ebook offers an imperative addition to the literature at the presidency and in management studies.

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Negotiating Europe: EU Promotion of Europeanness since the by O. Calligaro

By O. Calligaro

The publication explores the advertising of Europeanness, which goals to arouse emotions of belonging to the ecu Union. It demonstrates that the advertising of Europeanness on the european point doesn't represent an overarching identification coverage that imposes a homogenous interpretation of eu identification. really, it's a technique of negotiation during which numerous marketers of Europeanness inside and out of doors the european associations invent and converse representations of Europe. either the negotiation and the multilayered representations of Europe that it produces are investigated via 3 case stories: the academia and the historians, ecu background, and the iconography of the euro.

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Ambitious Politicians: The Implications of Career Ambition by Patrik Öhberg

By Patrik Öhberg

"[T]hose those who needs to want to rule everyone is, ipso facto, these least fitted to do it." this can be how author Douglas Adams smartly expressed the typical view of political ambition. And but, it’s tough to visualize any flesh presser getting a ways with out it. Ambitious Politicians brings a welcome examine and perception to this conundrum.

Focusing first at the party-centered politics of ecu democracies, the place occupation goals are inevitably various than these within the usa, Patrik Öhberg appears to be like heavily at what motivates these aiming on the optimum point of the political hierarchy, how those motivators range among extra and not more equalitarian societies, and the way such goals play out. His booklet, which pulls upon a uniquely broad survey carried out by means of the Swedish nationwide Election learn application, is the 1st thorough examine of elite politicians who aspire to the head echelons of the parliamentary method. Politicians with occupation objectives have a special proposal of illustration, Öhberg unearths; they exhibit the next measure of political self-regard and are extra conscious of the desires of the occasion elite in constructing options. those findings range between ecu democracies, they usually fluctuate from the qualities and trajectories of political ambition within the usa. via determining the subtleties and charting the diversities, Öhberg bargains a precious lesson on even if and the way consultant democracies are served through politicians pushed by way of own ambition, or via these subverting such objectives to the desires of occasion or state.

Ambition, this well timed e-book reminds us, has been an important for political thinkers from Aristotle in the course of the Founding Fathers to the most recent candidate for larger place of work. proficient via background and social technological know-how idea, and down to earth in a wealth of information, Ambitious Politicians expands our realizing of the real and altering function of such ambition in collective decision-making in our day.

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The Communication of Leadership: The Design of Leadership by Jonathan Charteris-Black

By Jonathan Charteris-Black

With the drawback of management within the western democracies, there was a development of curiosity in how leaders open air of the west emerge and consolidate their positions. This publication analyses the communique concepts of six charismatic non-western leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mohammed Mahathir and Lee Kuan Yew. The publication addresses the subsequent questions so one can arrive at a greater figuring out of verbal exchange and leadership:





  • How do leaders speak?



  • Do leaders speak extra via phrases, or activities?



  • Do leaders have certain conversation ideas?



  • Are leaders ethical beings, or impostors?



The booklet describes how every one of those leaders designed a different type that built-in verbal and non-verbal modes of conversation. It argues that management kind is played during the cumulative interplay of non-verbal modes – gown, physique language, actual possessions, symbols and symbolic activities – with verbal recommendations for speaking visions, values and legitimacy.


In order to appreciate how every one of those leaders undertakes a dramatic ‘performance’ of management, Jonathan Charteris-Black makes use of Erving Goffman’s inspiration of ‘Front’. Noting the inherent similarities among the mutual dependency of actors with audiences and leaders with fans, the e-book means that leaders – like actors – use metaphors and emblems to fulfill fans’ mental and symbolic wishes and that management is communicated via influence administration, metaphor and media choices.  


A interesting and good accomplished research, this publication will curiosity scholars and lecturers engaged on management, utilized linguistics, conversation stories and politics.

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Un anno vissuto pericolosamente: Matteo Renzi e il futuro by Stefano Natoli

By Stefano Natoli

Matteo Renzi è il dominus assoluto della politica italiana. Lo ha dimostrato il modo in cui ha gestito l’elezione di Sergio Mattarella alla Presidenza della Repubblica, il suo rapporto con Silvio Berlusconi e gli equilibri interni al Partito democratico. Stefano Natoli, giornalista de «Il Sole 24 Ore» da sempre attento alle vicende politiche ed economiche del nostro Paese, traccia un bilancio equilibrato e completo del primo anno del governo Renzi e presenta le sfide più urgenti che il presidente del Consiglio dovrà affrontare nei prossimi mesi. Le tante riforme in cantiere, di cui il libro dà una precisa descrizione utile a capirne los angeles portata reale, necessitano di essere realizzate almeno in parte, non solo in step with l. a. loro incidenza pratica nell’immediato, ma anche in step with dare ai cittadini sempre più sfiduciati l. a. sensazione che, in keeping with l. a. prima volta, l’Italia stia veramente «cambiando verso». Renzi, astro nascente della vita politica nazionale, non compromesso con gli intrighi e i disastri del recente passato, è l’unico che sembra in grado di compiere una simile impresa. Un suo fallimento sarà il fallimento di tutto il Paese.

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