British Presidency: Tony Blair and the Politics of Public Leadership / Edition 2

British Presidency: Tony Blair and the Politics of Public Leadership / Edition 2

by Michael Stewart Foley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0719050162

ISBN-13: 9780719050169

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Makes a compelling argument about the increrased importance of political leaders and the changing style of leadership in Britain and the US. Introduces new concepts and backs them up with a convincing argument about the existence of a British 'presidency'. Completely up-to-date - the first convincing analysis of Tony Blair's leadership style. Locates the emergence

Overview

Makes a compelling argument about the increrased importance of political leaders and the changing style of leadership in Britain and the US. Introduces new concepts and backs them up with a convincing argument about the existence of a British 'presidency'. Completely up-to-date - the first convincing analysis of Tony Blair's leadership style. Locates the emergence of the New Labour project and its defining ideal of strong leadership within the context of Margaret Thatcher's conviction politics and the dysfunctional premiership of John Major. Concludes that Blair's rise to power and his dominating presence in government represents a decisive precedent and the standard against which his competitors and successors will be judge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719050169
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.80(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

1. Prime ministerial government and the presidential analogy.

2. Outsiders and spatial leadership in modern American politics.

3. Moving in from the outside: the Thatcher precedent.

4. Moving in from the outside: the Blair phenomenon.

5. Going public and getting personal in the United States.

6. Presidential outreach and the development of British political leadership.

7. Major, Blair and the struggle for Public Outreach.

8. Leadership stretch in Britain.

9. The presidency and the premiership: power, nation and constitution.

10. Tony Blair and the British Presidential Dimension.

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