Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 October 2000

320 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719050169

Bookseller Code (06)


The British Presidency

Michael Foley

Published by 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 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

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