Theme: Government & Parliament | Content Type: Book review

Review: Government. Have Presidents and Prime Ministers Misdiagnosed the Patient?, by Donald J. Savoie

Archie Brown


White House

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Donald Savoie, a distinguished specialist on government administration, has added his voice to the small number of scholars who not only analyse, but also deplore the tendency to concentrate more and more power in the office of the top leader, whether that person be called president or prime minister. His study embraces the four countries he knows best—the United States, Great Britain, France and his native Canada.

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  • Archie Brown

    Archie Brown

    Archie Brown's The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War won the Pushkin House Book Prize 2021

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Volume 94, Issue 4

Includes a collection on Scottish Politics After Sturgeon, edited by Ben Jackson and Anna Killick. This features articles such as 'Independence is not Going Away: The Importance of Education and Birth Cohorts' by Lindsay Paterson; 'Diary of an SNP First Minister: A Chronopolitics of Proximity and Priorities' by Hannah Graham; and 'Politics, the Constitution and the Independence Movement in Scotland since Devolution' by Malcolm Petrie. There are a wide range of other articles including 'Unlocking the Pensions Debate: The Origins and Future of the ‘Triple Lock’ by Jonathan Portes and 'The Politics of England: National Identities and Political Englishness' by John Denham and Lawrence Mckay. Finally, there is a selection of book reviews such as Branko Milanovic's review of Equality: The History of an Elusive Idea by Darrin M. McMahon, and Alexandre Leskanich's review of Cannibal Capitalism by Nancy Fraser.

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