The Pivot of Power

What explains this volatility? The Pivot of Power is the second volume in a unique blend of collective biography and institutional history that shows the skills, limitations and passions of incumbents are only part of the story.

The Pivot of Power

Author: Paul Walter

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ISBN: 9781525270994

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"The prime ministership remains the main prize in Australian politics, but it is a precarious one. Leadership turnover in recent years has seen more prime ministers rise and fall than at any time since the decade after federation. What explains this volatility? The Pivot of Power is the second volume in a unique blend of collective biography and institutional history that shows the skills, limitations and passions of incumbents are only part of the story. The ways in which prime ministers thrive and fail are influenced by the resources at their command, the evolving nature of the parties they lead, the daunting public expectations they face under a relentless media gaze, and the challenges that history throws at them. Recent changes in these areas have had a destabilising effect and made the role of prime minister more onerous than ever. After decades of strong national leadership, the office has rarely seemed quite so confounding as it does for its contemporary holders. The Pivot of Power explains how this has come about. And its rich account of prime-ministerial fortune since the mid-twentieth century yields historical lessons for overcoming the current malaise."

The Geographical Pivot of History

Wisely recognizing the fundamental limits of her power , her rulers have parted
with Alaska ; for it is as much a law of policy for Russia to own nothing over seas
as for Britain to be supreme on the ocean . Outside the pivot area , in a great
inner ...

The Geographical Pivot of History

Author: Halford John Mackinder

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Page: 444

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Barn Implements Machines a Practical Treatise on the Application of Power to the Operations of Agriculture

... pivot ( the pivot cannot be seen in the sketch ) , u wheel - cover , and I supply -
pipe by which the water enters the case . In Fig.3 the vortex is shown in position ,
arranged vertically , with part of the fall acting by suction B 3 WATER - POWER .

Barn Implements   Machines  a Practical Treatise on the Application of Power to the Operations of Agriculture

Author: John Scott (agriculturist.)

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The Jewelers Circular

The which is necessary to operate the machine to its density , the more inert it
becomes . residue left by gasoline on pivots and plates creates excessive wear ,
necessitating larger More power is required to get it into motion , is extremely ...

The Jewelers  Circular

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English Patents of Inventions Specifications

Newton's Improved Compensating Spring Balance for Safety Valves . so that the
more the end f is drawn away from D the more will the power of the spring within
E be increased . The lower end f of the spring balance is by a rod g connected ...

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Bettis Technical Review

In the oscillations observed experimentally , as well as in numerical ( ZIP )
simulations of this effect , the oscillatory component of power appeared to pivot at
a point located approximately halfway up the core . That is , at a given time , the
power ...

Bettis Technical Review

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The Pivot of the World

Objectivity or object - ness is the position given to that which is photographed ,
and the scientific and pseudoscientific pursuits outlined above lend themselves
to properly social forms of the exercise of power . Thus , Muybridge and Marey
are ...

The Pivot of the World

Author: Blake Stimson

Publisher: Mit Press

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Page: 220

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"The Pivot of the World looks at an exceptional effort to work out that geopolitical tension by cultural means as developed in three hugely ambitious photographic projects: The Family of Man exhibition that opened in 1955 and traveled the world for the next decade; Robert Frank's influential book The Americans, photographed in 1955-1956 and first published in 1958; and Bernd and Hilla Becher's typological record of industrial architecture, begun in 1957 and continuing today."--BOOK JACKET.

Power and the Engineer

POWER . 11 on CA Power , N.X portant of all the functions in their that point is
loosened the brass joint from the centers of the pivots of the On starting the
engine gradually the effects on the running qualities of the may be rotated on the
ball ...

Power and the Engineer

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Home Power

The legs are leveled in the holes by additional pieces of Power - Strut laid on the
ground between them . These leveling pieces remain until the concrete has set .
The center pivot is supported at each end by a three - hole angle bracket bolted ...

Home Power

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The Power of Projections

Mackinder ' s Pivot Area Sivia PIVOT . AREAS : : 6 OUTER CRESCENT ( 5 .
SERARSINAL Y CREO I CRESCENT OUTER OR INSUL A ' R . IN Source : " The
Geographical Pivot of History " Rutgers Cartography 2006 Mackinder ' s Pivot
Area ...

The Power of Projections

Author: Arthur Jay Klinghoffer

Publisher: Praeger

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Page: 192

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Shows how maps are not dispassionately created scientific instruments, but reflections of their creators, as well as of specific time periods, locations, and status. We look to maps to tell us about geography; instead, maps tell us more about ourselves than we might have imagined.

Amateur Mechanics

The lower pivot of the contrate . hair - spring must be pinned quite tight to the
collet pinion should have an end - stone to ... a circumstance which may be to
see that the power of the main - spring acts explained by the short arc of vibration
of the ...

Amateur Mechanics

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