The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton, Revised Edition

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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton, Revised Edition #ad - Stephen skowronek’s wholly innovative study demonstrates that presidents are persistent agents of change, continually disrupting and transforming the political landscape. In an afterword to this new edition, the author examines “third way” leadership as it has been practiced by Bill Clinton and others.

Used book in Good Condition. They challenge received political categories, mix seemingly antithetical doctrines, and often take their opponents’ issues as their own. These leaders are neither great repudiators nor orthodox innovators.

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Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents: The Politics of Leadership from Roosevelt to Reagan

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Free Press #ad - To the original study of presidential power, Neustadt has added a series of chapters appraising the presidential styles and skills of John F. Presidents themselves read it and assign it to their staff for study, as did the intructors of hundreds of thousands of students of government. Thirty years ago richard neustadt published Presidential Power, which became a widely studied book on the theory and practice of presidential leadership.

Now richard neustadt re-examines the theory of presidential power by testing it against events and decisions in the administrations of the later modern presidents who followed FDR, Truman and Eisenhower. Kennedy, richard nixon, jimmy carter, lyndon johnson, and Ronald Reagan in the light of his guiding belief that the President must consider the effect a decision will have on his prospects for the successful exercise of presidential power in the future.

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The Rhetorical Presidency: New Edition Princeton Classics

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Princeton University Press #ad - The rhetorical presidency makes the case that this development, born at the outset of the twentieth century, is the product of conscious political choices that fundamentally transformed the presidency and the meaning of American governance. Now with a new foreword by russell Muirhead and a new afterword by the author, this landmark work probes political pathologies and analyzes the dilemmas of presidential statecraft.

. Modern presidents regularly appeal over the heads of Congress to the people at large to generate support for public policies. Extending a tradition of american political writing that begins with The Federalist and continues with Woodrow Wilson’s Congressional Government, The Rhetorical Presidency remains a pivotal work in its field.

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Congress: The Electoral Connection

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Yale University Press #ad - Great product! Douglas arnold discusses why the book revolutionized the study of Congress and how it has stood the test of time. Mayhew argues that the principal motivation of legislators is reelection and that the pursuit of this goal affects the way they behave and the way that they make public policy.

Congress: The Electoral Connection #ad - In a new foreword for this edition, R. The book also contains a new preface by the author. In this second edition to a book that has now achieved canonical status, David R.

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Presidential Leadership in Political Time: Reprise and Reappraisal?Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

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Univ Pr of Kansas #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Intellectually satisfying for scholars, it also provides an accessible volume for students and general readers interested in the American presidency. Along the way, he wonders if this kind of leadership is still even possible, given the current divided state of the American polity.

It clarifies the typical political problems that presidents confront in political time, as well as the likely effects of their working through them, and considers contemporary innovations in our political system that bear on the leadership patterns from the more distant past. In the original edition of this book, Skowronek revisited that thesis to make better sense of the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W.

Renowned scholar stephen Skowronek's insights have fundamentally altered our understanding of the American presidency. Great product! He also takes a fresh look at the impact of the twenty-four-hour news cycle, of conservative advocacy of the "unitary theory" of the executive, of a more disciplined and homogeneous Republican party, and of progressive disillusionment with the presidency as an institution.

A provocative review of presidential history, Skowronek's book brims with fresh insights and opens a window on the institution of the executive office and the workings of the American political system as a whole. Drawing out parallels in the politics of leadership between Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt and between James Polk and John Kennedy, it develops a new and revealing perspective on the presidential leadership of Clinton, Bush, and now Obama.

Presidential Leadership in Political Time: Reprise and Reappraisal?Second Edition, Revised and Expanded #ad - In this edition, and reagan, lincoln, jackson, fdr, skowronek devotes an entirely new chapter to Obama's presidency and its prospects for becoming transformational-like the presidencies of Jefferson, all of whom succeeded to varying degrees in reconstructing the playing field of national politics. His "political time" thesis has been particularly influential, revealing how presidents reckon with the work of their predecessors, situate their power within recent political events, and assert their authority in the service of change.

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The American Presidency: An Intellectual History

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Univ Pr of Kansas #ad - But, as mcdonald persuasively shows, the American presidency is unique-no other nation has a leadership position that combines the seemingly incongruous roles of ceremonial head of state and chief executive magistrate. Lacking an acceptable role model, john locke, the laws of england, the Ancient Greeks and Romans, the founding fathers constructed their idea of the presidency from sources as diverse as the Bible, McDonald explains, Machiavelli, and the early colonial and state government experiences.

He also analyzes the enormous gap between what we've come to expect of presidents and what they can reasonably hope to accomplish. Ambitious, this is the best single-volume study of an institution that has become troubled and somewhat troublesome yet, comprehensive, in McDonald's words, and engaging, "has been responsible for less harm and more good than perhaps any other secular institution in history.

The American Presidency: An Intellectual History #ad - It will make a fine and necessary companion for understanding the presidency as it moves into its third century. Used book in Good Condition. Mcdonald now applies his considerable talents to a study of another venerable institution-the American presidency. Writing at the height of his powers as an intellectual historian, McDonald explores how and why the presidency has evolved into such a complex and powerful institution, unlike any other in the world.

Used book in Good Condition. Whatever the label, he remains unsurpassed as a commentator on the American founding.

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Why Parties?: A Second Look Chicago Studies in American Politics

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Aldrich goes beyond the clamor of arguments over whether American political parties are in resurgence or decline and undertakes a wholesale reexamination of the foundations of the American party system. Surveying critical episodes in the development of american political parties—from their formation in the 1790s to the Civil War—Aldrich shows how they serve to combat three fundamental problems of democracy: how to regulate the number of people seeking public office, how to mobilize voters, and how to achieve and maintain the majorities needed to accomplish goals once in office.

Used book in Good Condition. Aldrich brings this innovative account up to the present by looking at the profound changes in the character of political parties since World War II, including the rise of the Republican Party in the South, especially in light of ongoing contemporary transformations, and what those changes accomplish, such as the Obama Health Care plan.

Why Parties?: A Second Look Chicago Studies in American Politics #ad - Finally, especially the two-party system in the United States, Why Parties? A Second Look offers a fuller consideration of party systems in general, and explains why this system is necessary for effective democracy. In the interim, the party system has undergone some radical changes. Since its first appearance fifteen years ago, Why Parties? has become essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the nature of American political parties.

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The Logic of Congressional Action

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Yale University Press #ad - Great product! He then analyzes how coalition leaders manipulate the legislative situation in order to make it attractive for legislators to support a general interest bill. By showing how legislative leaders build coalitions for both types of programs, tax, he illuminates recent legislative decisions in such areas as economic, and energy policy.

Arnold's theory of policy making rests on a reinterpretation of the relationship between legislators' actions and their constituents' policy preferences. Used book in Good Condition. Arnold examines the influence of citizens' potential preferences, however, and argues that legislators also respond to these preferences in order to avoid future electoral problems.

Most scholars explore the impact that citizens' existing policy preferences have on legislators' decisions. Douglas arnold offers a theory that explains not only why special interests frequently triumph but also why the general public sometimes wins. In this important and original book, R. Used book in Good Condition.

The Logic of Congressional Action #ad - He shows how legislators estimate the political consequences of their voting decisions, taking into account both the existing preferences of attentive citizens and the potential preferences of inattentive citizens. Congress regularly enacts laws that benefit particular groups or localities while imposing costs on everyone else.

They ignore citizens who have no opinions because they assume that uninformed citizens cannot possibly affect legislators' choices.

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Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action

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Princeton University Press #ad - Throughout U. S. History, going back to the Louisiana Purchase and the Emancipation Proclamation, presidents have set landmark policies on their own. Since the early 1960s, scholarly thinking on the power of U. S. Drawing richly on game theory and the new institutionalism, he examines the political conditions under which presidents can change policy without congressional or judicial consent.

Focusing on presidents' ability to act unilaterally, William Howell provides the most theoretically substantial and far-reaching reevaluation of presidential power in many years. More recently, kennedy established the peace corps, johnson got affirmative action underway, Roosevelt interned Japanese Americans during World War II, Reagan greatly expanded the president's powers of regulatory review, and Clinton extended protections to millions of acres of public lands.

Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Howell not only presents numerous new empirical findings but goes well beyond the theoretical scope of previous studies. He argues that presidents regularly set public policies over vocal objections by Congress, interest groups, and the bureaucracy. Used book in Good Condition. Clearly written, power without Persuasion asserts a compelling new formulation of presidential power, one whose implications will resound.

Presidents has rested on these words: "Presidential power is the power to persuade.

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The Rise of the President's Permanent Campaign

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University Press of Kansas #ad - In this eye-opening book, brendan doherty provides empirical evidence of the growing focus by American presidents on electoral concerns throughout their terms in office, clearly demonstrating that we can no longer assume that the time a president spends campaigning for reelection can be separated from the time he spends governing.

To track the evolving relationship between campaigning and governing, Doherty examines the strategic choices that presidents make and what those choices reveal about presidential priorities. Drawing on new systematic evidence of presidential fundraising and travel, comprehensive argument about the causes, indicators, Doherty musters a mountain of evidence to offer an objective, archival research at presidential libraries, and accounts by presidents and their aides, and implications of the rise of the permanent campaign as no previous book has done—an evenhanded account that seeks to disparage no individual president.

The Rise of the President's Permanent Campaign #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. He further shows how trends in presidential fundraising undermine the conventional understanding of the predatory relationship between the president and his party. Used book in Good Condition. Yet no one until now has documented the phenomenon of the "permanent campaign" and analyzed its impact on the executive office.

While the presidency has always been a political office, the distinction between campaigning and governing has become increasingly blurred in recent years. He focuses on the rise in presidential fundraising and the targeting of key electoral states throughout a president's term in office—illustrating that recent presidents have disproportionately visited those states that are important to their political prospects while largely neglecting those without electoral payoff.

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Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America

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Penguin Books #ad - Great product! Kennedy took office and sought to do more than just reassure the American people. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. A narrative of kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account of the inauguration and the weeks preceding it.

Used book in Good Condition. His speech marked the start of a brief, optimistic era. Thurston clarke's portrait of JFK is balanced, revealing the president at his most dazzlingly charismatic and cunningly pragmatic. Thurston clarke's latest book, JFK's Last Hundred Days, is currently available in hardcover.

Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America #ad - During a time when america was divided, and its citizens torn by fears of war, John F.

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