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Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, and James Walter


Prime ministers stand at the apex of government and loom large in the consciousness of the nations they lead. Yet how well do we understand the variables of prime-ministerial performance, of why some prime ministers thrive in the role while others wither? This book provides a multifaceted analysis of how prime ministers fulfil their role as public leaders and how their performance of that role can be understood and evaluated. Two major themes are explored in depth. The first is how prime ministers gather, consolidate and wield power and authority and how the exercise of that power and authorit ... More

Keywords: prime minister(s), leadership performance, political parties, cabinet, executive government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199666423
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Strangio, editor
Senior Lecturer in Politics, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University

Paul 't Hart, editor
Professor of Public Administration, Utrecht University & Associate Dean, Netherlands School of Public Administration

James Walter, editor
Professor of Politics, Monash University

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