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Presidential Power : Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century - Robert Y. Shapiro

Presidential Power

Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century

By: Robert Y. Shapiro (Editor), Martha Joynt Kumar (Editor), Lawrence R. Jacobs (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st July 2000
ISBN: 9780231109338
Number Of Pages: 544
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Richard Neustadt's seminal work "Presidential Power: The Politics of Leadership" has endured for nearly four decades as the core of academic study of the American presidency. Now, building on and challenging many of the arguments in Neustadt's work, "Presidential Power: Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century" offers reflections and implications from what we have learned about presidential power as the new century dawns.

These essays -- including a new contribution by Neustadt himself -- forge a solid reexamination of Neustadt's "Presidential Power" that address questions raised but not resolved by his work. A notable aspect of this volume's analysis is the transformed institution of the presidency in the wake of the impeachment hearings of the country's last twentieth-century president, Bill Clinton. From the portrayal of presidents as persuaders to the politics of presidential transitions, each of the constituent essays in this volume provides an engaging look at the state of the American presidency.

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Timely and useful. American Political Science Review

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Introduction: Presidential Powerp. 1
Richard Neustadt's Presidential Power and American Political Science
Neustadt's Power Approach to the Presidencyp. 9
Richard Neustadt in the History of American Political Sciencep. 16
Presidents as Persuaders and the Personalization of Power
Personal Power and Presidentsp. 31
Bargaining and Presidential Powerp. 47
The Timing of Presidential Speeches: Can the President Be an Effective Teacher?p. 78
The President's Inner Circle: Personality and Leadership Style in Foreign Policy Decision-makingp. 105
Organizing and Institutionalizing the Presidency
Staffing and Organizing the Presidencyp. 159
The Institutionalization of Powerp. 178
Staffing the White House, 1937-1996: The Institutional Implications of Neustadt's Bargaining Paradigmp. 209
The Presidential Kaleidoscope: Advisory Networks in Actionp. 235
The President in the Political System
The President in the Political System--In Neustadt's Shadowp. 265
Political Time and Policy Coalitions: Structure and Agency in Presidential Powerp. 274
The Institutional Face of Presidential Power: Congressional Delegation of Authority to the Presidentp. 311
Hitting the Ground Running: The Politics of Presidential Appointments in Transitionp. 339
The Potential for Leadership
Presidential Power and the Potential for Leadershipp. 363
Presidential Polling and the Potential for Leadershipp. 380
The President as Message and Messenger: Personal Style and Presidential Communicationsp. 408
The Limits of the Transformational Presidencyp. 435
Conclusion: Forging the Presidency for the 21st Century
A Preachment from Retirementp. 459
The Impeachment of President Bill Clinton: Backgroundp. 468
The "Hard Case" for Presidential Power: Impeachment Politics and Lawp. 473
Conclusion: Presidential Power, Institutions, and Democracyp. 489
Indexp. 509
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ISBN: 9780231109338
ISBN-10: 0231109334
Series: Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 2
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 31st July 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.79

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