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Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellors

Executive Leadership in Western Democracies

Authors: Helms, L.

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How have the American presidency, the British premiership and the German chancellorship changed over the last half-century? Has there been convergence or divergence in the development of political leadership in the United States and in the two largest democracies of Western Europe? And what difference can individual leaders make in an ever-more complex political environment? Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellors addresses these questions by looking at the leadership performance of more than two dozen American presidents, British prime ministers and German chancellors of the post-1945 period. In so doing, it offers a unique perspective on the nature of executive leadership in Western democracies that takes into account both the international and the historical dimension of comparison.

About the authors

LUDGER HELMS is Heisenberg Fellow and Academic Visitor in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He has held previous appointments at Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Heidelberg and at Humboldt University, Berlin.

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'Ludger Helms expands our knowledge of presidents and prime ministers by this systematic comparison of two different types of parliamentary leaders, the British prime minister and the German chancellor, and the American president. The comparison is thoroughly grounded in political science concepts and literature in two continents, and in research on the ground.' - Richard Rose, University of Strathclyde, UK

'The study of the executive and of leadership within it remains curiously understudied. Ludger Helms has provided an empirically rich and theoretically informed book which will greatly help all students of comparative government.' - Gillian Peele, University of Oxford, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Studying Executive Leadership

    Helms, Ludger

    Pages 3-23

  • The United States: Variations of Presidential Predominance

    Helms, Ludger

    Pages 27-57

  • Britain: Prime Ministers, Cabinets and the Struggle for Supremacy

    Helms, Ludger

    Pages 58-89

  • Germany: Chancellor Dominance and Coalition Rule

    Helms, Ludger

    Pages 90-123

  • The United States: Providing Leadership in an ‘Anti-Leadership Environment’

    Helms, Ludger

    Pages 127-160

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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4039-4251-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Presidents, Prime Ministers and Chancellors
Book Subtitle
Executive Leadership in Western Democracies
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50291-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230502918
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4250-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4251-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 315
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