Prime Ministers in Power

Political Leadership in Britain and Australia

  • Mark┬áBennister

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership series book series (PSPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Bennister
      Pages 3-35
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Mark Bennister
      Pages 39-62
    3. Mark Bennister
      Pages 63-87
    4. Mark Bennister
      Pages 88-120
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Mark Bennister
      Pages 123-160
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Mark Bennister
      Pages 183-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 196-222

About this book


A study of prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia. Tony Blair and John Howard were election winning leaders in two similar countries. They succeeded in dominating politics for over 10 years, but both fell dramatically from office. This book asks how these prime ministers established such predominant positions.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Mark┬áBennister
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Social SciencesCanterbury Christ Church UniversityUK

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