Presidential Leadership in Political Time: Reprise and Reappraisal


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Stephen Skowronek is Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University

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About the Author:
Stephen Skowronek is Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University

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Political Science Quarterly
Brief, accessible, and captivating, this is an important contribution to our understanding of presidential leadership in American politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700617838
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Skowronek is Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political Science at Yale University. In addition to The Politics Presidents Make—winner of the J. David Greenstone Prize and the Richard E. Neustadt Prize—he is author of Building a New American State and coauthor with Karen Orren of The Search for American Political Development.

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xv
The Presidency in American Political Development: A Third Look     1
Presidential Leadership in Political Time     27
The Politics of Leadership at the End of the Twentieth Century     79
Leadership by Definition: First-Term Reflections on George W. Bush's Political Stance     117
The Imperial Presidency Thesis Revisited: George W. Bush at the Point of No Return     150
Notes     167
Index     183
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