The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton / Edition 2

The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton / Edition 2

by Stephen Skowronek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674689372

ISBN-13: 9780674689374

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard


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. These leaders are neither great repudiators nor orthodox

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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. These leaders are neither great repudiators nor orthodox innovators. They challenge received political categories, mix seemingly antithetical doctrines, and often take their opponents' issues as their own. As the 1996 election confirmed, third way leadership has great electoral appeal. The question is whether Clinton in his second term will escape the convulsive end so often associated with the type.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674689374
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
250,444
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface, 1997

I. PLACES IN HISTORY

1. Rethinking Presidential History

2. Power and Authority

3. Structure and Action

II. RECURRENT AND EMERGENT PATTERNS

4. Jeffersonian Leadership: Patrician Prototypes

Part One: Thomas Jefferson's Reconstruction

Part Two: James Monroe's Articulation

Part Three: John Quincy Adams's Disjunction

5. Jacksonian Leadership: Classic Forms

Part One: Andrew Jackson's Reconstruction

Part Two: James Polk's Articulation

Part Three: Franklin Pierce's Disjunction

6. Republican Leadership: Stiffening Crosscurrents

Part One: Abraham Lincoln's Reconstruction

Part Two: Theodore Roosevelt's Articulation

Part Three: Herbert Hoover's Disjunction

7. Liberal Leadership: Fraying Boundaries

Part One: Franklin Roosevelt's Reconstruction

Part Two: Lyndon Johnson's Articulation

Part Three: Jimmy Carter's Disjunction

III. THE WANING OF POLITICAL TIME

8. Reagan, Bush, and Beyond

Afterward

Notes

Index

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