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The Politics Presidents Make Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0674689372
ISBN-13: 9780674689374
Sku: 30767316
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  576
Edition Number:  2
Age Range:  NA
 

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.

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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.
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A study of American politics, focusing on the political influence exerted by sitting presidents. Stephen Skowronek, a professor of political science at Yale University, attempts to demonstrate that presidents are persistent agents of change, continually disrupting and transforming the political landscape.

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American Political Science Review
"A magisterial work, one of the most important studies of the presidency--indeed, of American politics--ever written." - Walter Dean Burnham

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0002
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0576
Product attributePublisher:   Belknap Press
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