The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to George Bush

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Belknap Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Political Science - 526 pages
THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION

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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Contents

A Rethinking Presidential History
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JL Power and Authority
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fi Structure and Action
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