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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Includes a commentary by Colin Crouch on the dark heart of today's Conservative party, an article by Stewart Lansley tracing the history of ‘crowding out’, and its use as a justification for austerity and state deflation; and Tim Vlandas and Kate Alexander-Shaw debating the political economy of age. In our reports and surveys section, Deborah Mabbett asks where next for curbing London's emissions? The issue also includes a selection of book reviews such as Andrew Gamble on The Culture of Accountability: A Democratic Virtue by Gianfranco Pasquino and Riccardo Pelizzo, and Leila Simona Talani on Europe's Coming of Age by Loukas Tsoukalis.

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