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Memo to the President elect : how we can restore America's reputation and leadership / by Albright, Madeleine Korbel.; Woodward, William,1951-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-312) and index.Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright offers a persuasive, wide-ranging set of recommendations to the prospective winner of the 2008 Presidential election. Secretary Albright explains how to select a first-rate foreign policy team, how to avoid the pitfalls that plagued earlier presidents, how to ensure that decisions, once carefully made, are successfully implemented, and how to employ the full range of tools available to a president to persuade other countries to support U.S. objectives.--From publisher description.
Subjects: Political leadership.;
© c2008., Harper,
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The speaker of the House : a study of leadership / by Green, Matthew N.,1970-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-279) and index.Matthew N. Green provides the first comprehensive analysis of how the Speaker of the House has exercised legislative leadership from 1940 to the present. Green finds that the Speaker's party loyalty is tempered by a host of competing objectives, including reelection, passage of desired public policy laws, handling the interests of the president, and meeting the demands of the House as a whole."An office of great honor and influence": the Speaker of the House of Representatives -- Speaking and voting on the House floor -- Sam Rayburn and John McCormack -- Speaker leadership in the reform and post-reform House -- Leadership beyond the floor, 1941-1998 -- The Hastert speakership -- Goal-oriented leadership: trends and implications.
Subjects: United States. Congress. House; United States. Congress. House; Political leadership;
© c2010., Yale University Press,
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Why don't women rule the world? : understanding women's civic and political choices / by Strachan, J. Cherie,1970-author.; Poloni-Staudinger, Lori,author.; Jenkins, Shannon,1971-author.; Ortbals, Candice D.,author.;
1. Why don't women rule the world? -- The creation of patriarchy -- Reification and the social construction of reality -- Conclusion -- Plan of the book -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 2. History of women in politics -- Colonial history -- The first wave -- The second wave -- The third wave -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 3. Public opinion -- How individuals form opinions about gender issues -- How sex influences public opinion -- Partisan preferences and voting behavior -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References --  4. Political ambition -- Promoting women's access and ambition -- Gender socialization and political ambition -- Traditional family role orientations -- The masculinized ethos of politics -- Women's gendered psyche -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 5. When women run -- When and where women candidates emerge -- campaign finance -- Women as candidates in 2018 -- Dismantling the masculine ethos of politics in 2018 and beyond -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References  -- 6. Women in legislatures -- Women's representation in legislatures around the world -- Theories of representation -- The effect of women's representation in legislative bodies -- The behavior of individual women legislators -- Women as institutional leaders -- Effects outside the institution -- How to increase the number of women in legislative office -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 7. Women in the executive -- Patriarchy, military masculinity, and executive stereotypes -- Gender stereotypes in leadership and the presidency: public support and media -- Descriptive representation in parts of the executive -- Women in cabinets: The United States and in comparative perspective -- Women's policy agencies -- Women in state and local institutions -- Substance and symbolic representation in executive institutions -- Conclusion -- Review Questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 8. Women in the judiciary -- Women as lawyers and in law school -- Women as public legal officials -- The impact of women in the judicial branch -- The effect of the courts on women's lives -- Increasing the representation of women in the judicial branch -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 9. Women in social movements -- Interest groups, social movements, and social movement organizations -- Challenges for women's and feminist movements -- Conclusion: intersectional resistance in the post-Trump era -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 10. Conclusion -- The first step: admit that patriarchy exists -- The second step: listen to women's complaints and take their anger seriously -- The third step: understand the roots of women's anger -- The fourth step: monitor progress and backlash to establish priorities -- The fifth step: decide what to do and act -- Review questions -- Ambition activity -- Key words -- References."Why don't women rule the world, and why don't they have more influence over the way the world is structured? This book begins to explore this question by looking at how underrepresentation of women manifests comparatively and also by exploring how it plays out in policy. Why Don't Women Rule the World? is written by 4 high-profile leaders who teach, publish and head up national and international academic caucuses on Women and Politics. They have collaborated on a project that not only offers grounded theory with practical job-related activities; but, also with an important comparative politics perspective. The book distinguishes itself from other Women and Politics texts due to three unique features: First, each chapter explores concepts from not only a U.S. perspective, but also a comparative one, expanding students' awareness of their own intersectional identities and the varying effects of patriarchy on women worldwide. Second, each chapter also has a policy feature, focusing on one or two policy areas allowing students to see the ways in which theories and concepts discussed in the chapter manifest in their lives. Finally, each chapter includes a political engagement feature with activities and prompts purposefully intended to bolster political interest, efficacy, and ambition. The book provides a thorough and theoretical introduction to the study of Women and Politics, while also meeting the growing demand for higher education to play a more prominent role in bolstering students' political interest, ambition and efficacy"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Women; Leadership in women.;
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The presidency / by Han, Lori Cox,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-119) and index."This work provides a concise, authoritative, and illuminating overview of the Office of the Presidency"--
Subjects: Presidents; Executive power; Political leadership;
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Why presidents fail : and how they can succeed again / by Kamarck, Elaine Ciulla.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-170) and index.From the botched attempt to rescue the U.S. diplomats held hostage by Iran in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter and the missed intelligence on Al Qaeda before 9/11 under George W. Bush to, most recently, the computer meltdown that marked the arrival of health care reform under Barack Obama, the American presidency has often been a profile in failure. In [this book], Elaine Kamarck surveys presidential failures to understand why Americans have lost faith in their leaders--and how they can get it back. Kamarck, a White House insider and Harvard academic, argues that presidents today spend too much time talking and not enough time governing. They have not balanced three components of leadership that must be exercised to bring about good results: policy, communication, and implementation. Instead, presidents have allowed themselves to become more and more distant from the federal bureaucracy that is supposed to implement policy. After decades of "imperial" and "rhetorical" presidencies, we are in need of a "managerial" president. Kamarck explains the difficulties of governing in our modern political landscape, and offers examples and recommendations of how our next presidents can not only recreate faith in leadership but also run a competent, successful administration. -- Inside jacket flap.Preface : The crisis of competence in the American presidency -- Introduction : presidential failure -- The helicopters in the desert -- Ignoring the flashing lights -- We look like a third world country -- Space walks and crashing websites -- The buck doesn't stop here after all -- The voter's guide to picking presidents.
Subjects: Presidents; Political leadership; Political planning; Executive power; Executive departments;
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The great divide : the conflict between Washington and Jefferson that defined America, then and now / by Fleming, Thomas J.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-410) and index.The man who lived dangerously -- The man who loved to legislate -- but hated to govern -- Should this constitution be ratified? -- The president and his partner begin making history -- The birth of an ideologue -- The president takes charge -- The secretary of state from Paris -- Mr. Jefferson wins a victory that he soon regrets -- From disagreements to the first divide -- When best-laid plans go wrong -- The president -- and the secretary of state -- make up their minds -- The problems of the secretary of state's Polar Star -- Can America remain neutral in a warring world? -- Challenging Old Man Washington -- The secretary of state calls it quits -- Shooting wars loom on several doorsteps -- Will whiskey rebels unravel the union? -- A master politician takes charge -- The end of three friendships -- A very political farewell -- Martha Washington sends a message -- The vice president as party boss -- The ultimate divide -- The death that changed everything -- The race to make the vice first -- The UnWashington president in his federal village -- How a mosquito rescued Thomas Jefferson's presidency -- An empire vs. a constitution -- The voters speak the language of praise -- The improbable failures of a triumphant second term -- The president vs. the chief justice -- The final defeat of an UnWashington president -- The transformation of James Madison."In the months after her husband's death, Martha Washington told several friends that the two worst days of her life were the day George died--and the day Thomas Jefferson came to Mount Vernon to offer his condolences. What could elicit such a strong reaction from the nation's original first lady? Though history tends to cast the early years of America in a glow of camaraderie, there were, in fact, many conflicts among the Founding Fathers--none more important than the one between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The chief disagreement between these former friends centered on the highest, most original public office created by the Constitutional Convention--the presidency. They also argued violently about the nation's foreign policy, the role of merchants and farmers in a republic, and the durability of the union itself. At the root of all these disagreements were two sharply different visions for the nation's future. Acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming examines how the differing temperaments and leadership styles of Washington and Jefferson shaped two opposing views of the presidency--and the nation. The clash between these two gifted men, both of whom cared deeply about the United States of America, profoundly influenced the next two centuries of America's history and resonates in the present day"--
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799.; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.; Political leadership;
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The survivor : Bill Clinton in the White House / by Harris, John F.(John Furby),1963-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-481) and index.Prologue: The ascent -- Bells of hope -- Beginnings -- Crown jewel -- High noon -- The Clinton style -- Faces of Washington -- Wager -- Partners -- Whitewater -- Health care -- Sea of flames -- Flood leads to fortune -- "No! No! No!..." -- Winter -- Underside -- Relevance -- Balance -- Roll every die -- Funk -- Seeds of triumph -- Seeds of disaster -- Welfare -- Re-elect -- Second chance -- The quiet year -- The sullen year -- My kind of guy -- Alliance -- Unsettled -- Trapped -- Loyalists -- African journey -- Survivor -- Rock-bottom truth -- Age of extremes -- Kosovo -- Empire state -- "Al just needs to be himself" -- Spring term -- Terror -- Camp David -- Exit -- Argument without end.Former Washington Post White House correspondent John Harris frames the historical debate about President William Jefferson Clinton by revealing the inner workings of the Clinton White House and providing an objective analysis of Clinton's leadership and its consequences. Harris shows Clinton entering the Oval Office in 1993 primed to make history. But with the Cold War recently concluded and the country coming off a nearly uninterrupted generation of Republican presidents, the new president's entry into this maelstrom of events was tumultuous. His troubles were exacerbated by the habits, personal contacts, and the management style, he had developed in his years as governor of Arkansas. Clinton's enthusiasm and temper were legendary, and he and Hillary Rodham Clinton -- whose ambitions and ordeals also fill these pages -- arrived filled with mistrust about many of the characters who greeted them in the "permanent Washington" that often holds the reins in the nation's capital. Showing surprising doggedness and a deep-set desire to govern from the middle, Clinton repeatedly rose to the challenges, eventually winning over (or running over) political adversaries on both sides of the aisle, sometimes facing as much skepticism from fellow Democrats as from his Republican foes. But, as shown in political debacles such as the attempted overhaul of health care and the numerous personal controversies that time and again threatened to consume his presidency, Bill Clinton could never overcome his tendency to favor conciliation over clarity, or his own destructive appetites.
Subjects: Clinton, Bill, 1946-; Clinton, Hillary Rodham.; Presidents; Political leadership;
© 2006, ©2005., Random House,
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Team of rivals [sound recording] : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln / by Goodwin, Doris Kearns.; Thomas, Richard,1951-nrt;
Read by Richard Thomas, with an introduction by the author.The acclaimed historian Doris Keans Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in a highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.; Political leadership; Genius; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Presidents;
© p2012., Simon & Schuster Audio,
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Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln / by Goodwin, Doris Kearns.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Four men waiting -- The "longing to rise" -- The lure of politics -- "Plunder & conquest" -- The turbulent fifties -- The gathering storm -- Countdown to the nomination -- Showdown in Chicago -- "A man knows his own name" -- "An intensified crossword puzzle" -- "I am now public property" -- Master among men -- "Mystic chords of memory": Spring 1861 -- "The ball has opened": Summer 1861 -- "I do not intend to be sacrificed": Fall 1861 -- My boy is gone": Winter 1862 -- "He was simply out-generaled":Spring 1862 -- "We are in the depths": Summer 1862 -- "My word is out": Fall 1862 -- "Fire in the rear": Winter-Spring 1863 -- "The tycoon is in fine whack": Summer 1863 -- "I feel trouble in the air": Summer-Fall 1863 -- "Still in wild water": Fall 1863 -- "There's a man in it!": Winter-Spring 1864 -- "Atlanta is ours": Summer-Fall 1864 -- "A sacred effort": Winter 1864-1865 -- The final weeks: Spring 1865.This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. When Lincoln emerged as the victor at the Republican National Convention, his rivals were dismayed. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery led inexorably to civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this that enabled Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union.
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.; Political leadership; Genius; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Presidents;
© c2005., Simon & Schuster,
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Hail to the CEO : the failure of George W. Bush and the cult of moral leadership / by Hoopes, James,1944-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-128) and index.
Subjects: Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-; Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-; Political leadership; Business and politics; Political ethics; Political corruption; Presidents;
© 2008., Praeger,
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