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The Resource Presidents and prime ministers : conviction politics in the Anglo-American tradition, Patricia Lee Sykes

Presidents and prime ministers : conviction politics in the Anglo-American tradition, Patricia Lee Sykes

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Presidents and prime ministers : conviction politics in the Anglo-American tradition
Title
Presidents and prime ministers
Title remainder
conviction politics in the Anglo-American tradition
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Lee Sykes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Looking back over 200 years of history, Patricia Lee Sykes examines presidents and prime ministers to show how idealistic leaders have challenged liberal ideas and institutions within the Anglo-American tradition and in the process have altered the political landscape. She reveals how conviction-style politicians have appeared in the U.S. and U.K. at the same time: individuals who articulated similar ideas that adapted liberal ideology to shifting circumstances and who achieved fundamental change at critical moments in their nations' histories." "This comparative study of chief executives examines not only Reagan and Thatcher but also three other pairs of leaders who used moral rhetoric to challenge the status quo: Woodrow Wilson and David Lloyd George, Grover Cleveland and William Gladstone, and Andrew Jackson and Robert Peel. Sykes first discusses each pair, describing their leadership styles and their roles in the liberal tradition; she then analyzes the context of conviction politics over time to show when party politics, the media, the state, or global affairs can prevent even the most visionary of leaders from enacting his or her programs." "Sykes also charts an increasing convergence of political practice and philosophy in the two countries - particularly with the "presidentialization" of the prime minister - and tracks the tensions created between executive authority, individual freedom, and the public good when leaders purposefully avoid consensus to pursue their lofty visions." "Presidents and Prime Ministers offers a new way of looking at our two countries' leaders that reveals surprising changes and continuities in the office and power of the chief executive. It allows insightful comparisons between the political thought and systems of two nations and shows how strong, determined leadership can dramatically shape the political development of Western democracies."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sykes, Patricia Lee
Dewey number
321.8/0941
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.S98 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Prime ministers
  • Political leadership
  • Political leadership
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Label
Presidents and prime ministers : conviction politics in the Anglo-American tradition, Patricia Lee Sykes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Depiction of Conviction: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and the Press
  • Executive Authority, the Political System, and the State
  • The Global Arena
  • Time Line
  • Leadership and Conviction Politics in the Liberal Tradition
  • Democratic Liberalism: Andrew Jackson and Sir Robert Peel
  • Classic Liberalism: William Gladstone and Grover Cleveland
  • The New Liberalism: Woodrow Wilson and David Lloyd George
  • Neoliberalism: Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan
  • The Changing Context of Conviction Politics
  • The Pursuit of Principle and Party Constraints
Control code
43095958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780700610174
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99089938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Presidents and prime ministers : conviction politics in the Anglo-American tradition, Patricia Lee Sykes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Depiction of Conviction: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and the Press
  • Executive Authority, the Political System, and the State
  • The Global Arena
  • Time Line
  • Leadership and Conviction Politics in the Liberal Tradition
  • Democratic Liberalism: Andrew Jackson and Sir Robert Peel
  • Classic Liberalism: William Gladstone and Grover Cleveland
  • The New Liberalism: Woodrow Wilson and David Lloyd George
  • Neoliberalism: Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan
  • The Changing Context of Conviction Politics
  • The Pursuit of Principle and Party Constraints
Control code
43095958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780700610174
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99089938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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