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              Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers

              Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers (Hardback, Main)

              By Runciman, David

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              Lyndon Baines Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, and Donald Trump: each had different motivations, methods, and paths, but they all sought the highest office. And yet when they reached their goal, they often found that t...he power they had imagined was illusory. Their sweeping visions of reform faltered. They faced bureaucratic obstructions, but often the biggest obstruction was their own character. However, their personalities could help them as much as hurt them. Arguably the most successful of them, LBJ showed little indication that he supported what he is best known for - the Civil Rights Act - but his grit, resolve, and brute political skill saw him bend Congress to his will. David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?
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              ISBN 9781788163330
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present - Revised Edition

              The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present - Revised Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              Preface by Runciman, David

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              Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? In The Confidence Trap, David Runciman shows that democracies are good at recovering from emergencies but bad at avoiding them. He examines how democracy has survived threats ranging from the Great Depression to the Cuban ...missile crisis, and from Watergate to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The lesson democracies tend to learn from their mistakes is that they can survive them--and that no crisis is as bad as it seems. Breeding complacency rather than wisdom, crises lead to the dangerous belief that democracies can muddle through anything--a confidence trap that may lead to a crisis that is just too big to escape, if it hasn't already.
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              ISBN 9780691178134
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond, Revised Edition

              Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond, Revised Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Foreword by Runciman, David

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              A critical assessement of the problems of sincerity and truth in politics argues that we should accept hypocrisy as a fact of politics without resigning ourselves to it or embracing it, drawing on the lessons of such thinkers as Hobbes, Mandeville, Jefferson, Bentham, Sigwick, an...d Orwell.
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              ISBN 9780691180854
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond
                

              Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Runciman, David

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              What kind of hypocrite should voters choose as their next leader? The question seems utterly cynical. This title suggests, it is actually much more cynical to pretend that politics can ever be completely sincere.

              ISBN 9780691148151
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              Released NZ 15 Sep 2010
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Politics: Ideas in Profile

              Politics: Ideas in Profile (Paperback, Main)

              By Runciman, David

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              An accessible introduction to politics from David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University

              ISBN 9781781252574
              Released NZ 28 May 2014
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Representation

              Representation (Hardback)

              By Runciman, David; Vieira, Monica Brito

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              What is representation? What does it mean when a politician represents citizens in government? How can citizens be represented beyond the boundaries of the nation-state? This book answers such questions. It also explains why representation should be understood as one of the key c...oncepts in modern politics.
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              ISBN 9780745641591
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2008
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers
               

              Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers (Paperback, Main)

              By Runciman, David

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              • Pub Date
                2 Jul 20

              Lyndon Baines Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, and Donald Trump: each had different motivations, methods, and paths, but they all sought the highest office. And yet when they reached their goal, they often found that t...he power they had imagined was illusory. Their sweeping visions of reform faltered. They faced bureaucratic obstructions, but often the biggest obstruction was their own character. However, their personalities could help them as much as hurt them. Arguably the most successful of them, LBJ showed little indication that he supported what he is best known for - the Civil Rights Act - but his grit, resolve, and brute political skill saw him bend Congress to his will. David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?
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              ISBN 9781788163347
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present - Revised Edition
               

              The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present - Revised Edition (EPUB ebook – Revised ed.)

              Preface by Runciman, David

              Why democracies believe they can survive any crisis-and why that belief is so dangerousWhy do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going ri...ght. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008.A global history with a special focus on the United States, The Confidence Trap examines how democracy survived threats ranging from the Great Depression to the Cuban missile crisis, and from Watergate to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It also looks at the confusion and uncertainty created by unexpected victories, from the defeat of German autocracy in 1918 to the defeat of communism in 1989. Throughout, the book pays close attention to the politicians and thinkers who grappled with these crises: from Woodrow Wilson, Nehru, and Adenauer to Fukuyama and Obama.In The Confidence Trap, David Runciman shows that democracies are good at recovering from emergencies but bad at avoiding them. The lesson democracies tend to learn from their mistakes is that they can survive them-and that no crisis is as bad as it seems. Breeding complacency rather than wisdom, crises lead to the dangerous belief that democracies can muddle through anything-a confidence trap that may lead to a crisis that is just too big to escape, if it hasn't already. The most serious challenges confronting democracy today are debt, the war on terror, the rise of China, and climate change. If democracy is to survive them, it must figure out a way to break the confidence trap.
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              ISBN 9781400888757
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              Released NZ 31 Oct 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond, Revised Edition
               

              Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond, Revised Edition (EPUB ebook – 2nd ed.)

              Foreword by Runciman, David

              What kind of hypocrite should voters choose as their next leader? The question seems utterly cynical. This title suggests, it is actually much more cynical to pretend that politics can ever be completely sincere.

              ISBN 9781400889662
              Available in EPUB
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              Language en
              Released NZ 10 Jul 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Representation

              Representation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Runciman, David; Vieira, Monica Brito

              • RRP: $43.99
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              What is representation? What does it mean when a politician represents citizens in government? How can citizens be represented beyond the boundaries of the nation-state? This book answers such questions. It also explains why representation should be understood as one of the key c...oncepts in modern politics.
              Read more

              ISBN 9780745641607
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2008
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Key Concepts
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