Download Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative by Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, James Walter PDF

By Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, James Walter

Initially of the twenty-first century top ministers loom higher within the awareness in their countries than probably in any earlier period. yet how good can we particularly comprehend the variables of prime-ministerial functionality, and, particularly, why a few major ministers it sounds as if flourish within the position whereas others wither? This examine examines how major ministers practice as leaders in their governments, events, and international locations. It bargains new methods of considering prime-ministerial strength and management, and systematic empirical reports of prime-ministerial management practices in 4 Westminster democracies: the uk, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. the quantity positive factors contributions from prime political scientists from all of those international locations and is organised into 3 significant sections: realizing strength in prime-ministerial functionality, best ministers and their events, and comparing prime-ministerial functionality. via its collaborative and multifaceted procedure the amount demonstrates that there are not any not easy and speedy propositions or ideas of thumb to trap what it's that makes us examine a few best ministers as a lot more powerful than others. in its place it highlights the significance for college students of govt executive to know the contingent interaction among own, institutional, and contextual components in knowing and comparing prime-ministerial functionality.

Show description

Read Online or Download Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives PDF

Best canadian books

Labor market flexibility in 13 Latin American countries and the United States

'Once back, the fast capability to beat monetary problems in 1995 was once inadequate to mark advancements at the hard work box. ' -- ILO-Latin the USA, Editorial, exertions Outlook 1996 For the 1st time, this quantity compares exertions industry flexibility throughout international locations in Latin the USA and the us.

Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions

The booklet is split into 3 sections: "Reflections on Innis" presents a old reassessment of Innis, "Gaps and Silences" considers the constraints of either Innis's idea and his interpreters, and "Innis and Cultural concept" bargains speculations on his impression on cultural research. The interpretations provided replicate the altering panorama of highbrow lifestyles as barriers among conventional disciplines blur and new interdisciplinary fields emerge.

Factional Politics: How Dominant Parties Implode or Stabilize

Drawing on theories of neo-institutionalism to teach how associations form dissident behaviour, Boucek develops new methods of measuring factionalism and explains its results on workplace tenure. In all the 4 instances - from Britain, Canada, Italy and Japan - intra-party dynamics are analyzed via instances sequence and rational selection instruments.

Extra info for Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Example text

London: Anthem Press. Pal, L. and Taras, D. eds. 1988. Prime Ministers and Premiers: Political Leadership and Public Policy in Canada. Scarborough: Prentice-Hall. Pfiffner, J. P. 2003. Ranking the President: Continuity and Volatility. pp. 27–42 in The Uses and Abuses of Presidential Ratings, ed. M. Bose and M. Landis. New York: Nova Science. Pious, R. M. 2003. Reflections of a presidency rater. White House Studies, 3: 63–70. Pious, R. M. 2008. Why Presidents Fail. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. Poguntke, T.

The relentless networking that had characterized his rise within the party brought in business and funding support. Having delivered victory, Rudd now demanded power: he overrode the ALP convention that ministers were elected by the parliamentary caucus, insisting that he would choose his own cabinet. His electoral popularity was so high (and would last well beyond the usual honeymoon period) that the party complied. Rudd generated high hopes. But observers soon noted the expectation was that he was to be central, not only setting things in train, but also evaluating outcomes and making decisions.

Canberra: ANU E Press. Taranto, J. and Leo, L. eds. 2004. Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and Worst in the White House. New York: Wall Street Journal Books. Theakston, K. 2002. Political skills and context in prime ministerial leadership in Britain. Politics & Policy, 30: 283–323. Theakston, K. and Gill, M. 2006. Rating 20th-century British prime ministers. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 8: 193–213. Tiernan, A. 2007. Power Without Responsibility. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.82 of 5 – based on 47 votes