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Debuting it its first edition, The President as Leaderanalyzes the leadership skills of five recent American presidents and seeks to de-mystify the elements and dynamics of effective presidential leadership which our democracy has come to depend upon and value. Building on the pioneering work of political scientist Fred Greenstein and others, this book argues that leadership in the White House can be explained and assessed by using a consistent set of criteria to analyze presidential performance.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Presidency from the Beginning||p. 1|
|The Evolution of the Presidency||p. 5|
|The Limits of Presidential Power||p. 8|
|How Can Presidents Lead Effectively?||p. 11|
|Policy (Vision)||p. 13|
|Politics (Strategy, Political Savvy)||p. 16|
|Structure (Management)||p. 19|
|Process (Decision Making)||p. 21|
|Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the Transformation of the Presidency||p. 24|
|The Presidency of James Earl Carter||p. 48|
|Early Life||p. 49|
|Political Career||p. 50|
|Summing Up||p. 70|
|The Presidency of Ronald Reagan||p. 73|
|Early Life||p. 75|
|Political Career||p. 77|
|The Second Term||p. 99|
|Summing Up||p. 106|
|The Presidency of George H.W. Bush||p. 109|
|Early Life||p. 110|
|Political Career||p. 111|
|Summing Up||p. 144|
|The Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton||p. 147|
|Early Life||p. 148|
|Political Career||p. 154|
|1996 Presidential Election||p. 193|
|The Second Term||p. 195|
|Summing Up||p. 202|
|The Presidency of George W. Bush||p. 205|
|Early Life||p. 206|
|Political Career||p. 207|
|The 2004 Election||p. 252|
|The Second Term||p. 255|
|Financial Crisis Aid: Bush Administrative Response||p. 257|
|Summing Up||p. 265|
|Policy: Vision/Purpose||p. 270|
|Politics: Strategy/Execution||p. 275|
|Structure: Management||p. 279|
|Process: Decision Making||p. 282|
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