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The British presidency : Tony Blair and the politics of public leadership

Author: Michael Foley
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2000.
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Tony Blair's premiership has not only reaffirmed trends towards leader-centred parties and governments, it is a stage in the development of a genuine British presidency. The argument here is that the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foley, Michael, 1948-
British presidency.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606472222
Named Person: Tony Blair; Tony Blair; Tony Blair
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Foley
ISBN: 0719050154 9780719050152 0719050162 9780719050169
OCLC Number: 45444349
Description: ix, 374 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Blair revolution and the presidential standard --
Blair and the American connection --
Disputing the presidential analogy --
The grand old debate --
The Thatcher effect --
The American presidency and the politics of British leadership --
Outsiders and spatial leadership in modern American politics --
Past masters: Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton --
Minding the gap --
Leadership against Washington --
The Perot phenomenon --
Distance learning --
Moving in from the outside: the Thatcher precedent --
The rank outsider --
A personal manifesto --
A populist insurgent --
Thatcher in space --
Thatcher's understudies: (1) David Steel, David Owen, Paddy Ashdown --
Thatcher's understudies: (2) Neil Kinnock --
Thatcher's understudies: (3) John Major --
Moving in from the outside: the Blair phenomenon --
Spatial leadership and New Labour --
Blair v. Clause Four --
The populist counterpoint --
Daring to be Thatcher --
A personal contract with Britain --
The prime minister and 'the people' --
A premier apart --
Blair at a distance --
Going public and getting personal in the United States --
Going public --
'The great communicator' --
Getting personal --
Presidential campaigning and the 'new media' --
The permanent campaign --
Bob Dole --
Trends --
John Major, Tony Blair and the struggle for public outreach --
The implosion of the Major government --
Relapse into leadership fever --
Getting Major across --
Back to basics --
Crisis in the premier's linkage to the public --
Labour and the rise of Millbank.
Responsibility: Michael Foley.

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