作者 Bennister, Mark, 1967-
書名 Prime ministers in power [electronic resource] : political leadership in Britain and Australia / Mark Bennister
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
國際標準書號 9780230378445 (electronic bk.)
0230378447 (electronic bk.)
9780230273214 (Cloth)
0230273211 (Cloth)
國際標準號碼 9786613657572
book jacket
說明 xvii, 222 p. ; 23 cm
系列 Palgrave studies in political leadership
Palgrave studies in political leadership
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
PART I -- Introduction: Comparing Prime Ministers -- PART II -- Cabinet as a Resource -- Prime Minster and Party -- Controlling and Strengthening the Centre -- PART III -- Prime Ministers: Personal Capacity -- Splendid Isolation: Personalisation and Autonomy -- PART IV -- Comparative Perspectives and Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- -- --
Introduction: comparing prime ministers -- Cabinet as a resource -- Prime minister and party -- Controlling and strengthening the centre -- Prime ministers: personal capacity -- Splendid isolation: personalisation and autonomy -- Comparative perspectives and conclusions
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on June 5, 2012). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Tony Blair and John Howard appear to be incongruous choices for comparative analysis. Howard was from the ideological right of Australian politics, with a leadership style based on experience and an uncharismatic, cautious, bureaucratic persona. Blair was the charismatic, new progressive centre-left leader with an emotional, thespian style, stressing vision and moral imperatives. Yet, it is possible to identify both personal and institutional similarities. This book argues that both leaders stretched the institutional resources available to them and enhanced their own personal capital. Over time, the political capital generated by each inevitably fell away to the extent that they both (although for contrasting reasons) left office in 2007. Prime Ministers in Powerinvestigates prime ministerial predominance in Britain and Australia. It is a timely addition to the scholarly material on political leadership, adding a comparative dimension by using case study analysis of two prime ministers in similar political systems. How did these two prime ministers establish such predominant positions? How far can prime ministers stretch the institutions within which they work and how much of an impact does the office-holder have on the office? What conclusions can be drawn from the comparison of the two prime ministers? What are the consequences and costs of such predominance? This book addresses these questions, offering a comparative perspective on the nature of prime ministerial leadership
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鏈接 Print version: Bennister, Mark, 1967- Prime ministers in power. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230273214 (DLC) 2012009256 (OCoLC)755699204
主題 Prime ministers -- Great Britain
Political leadership -- Great Britain
Cabinet system -- Great Britain
Prime ministers -- Australia
Political leadership -- Australia
Cabinet system -- Australia
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