Leadership in the Modern Presidency

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Fred I. Greenstein
Harvard University Press, 1988 - Political Science - 430 pages
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Nine eminent political scientists and historians here present their assessments of the leadership styles and organizational talents of presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan. Their insights and anecdotes provide an unprecedented opportunity to observe the presidency within historical context.
 

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Despite the limitations of examining the presidency from a single characteristic, leadership remains the most popular model for evaluating presidential performance. In this book, edited by a Princeton ... Read full review

Contents

Toward a Modern Presidency
1
The First Modern President
7
Insecurity and Responsibility
41
Leadership Theorist in the White House
76
The Endurance of Inspirational Leadership
108
Paths Chosen and Opportunities Lost
134
The Corporate Presidency
164
A Healing Presidency
199
The Politics of Public Goods
228
The Primacy of Rhetoric
260
Nine Presidents in Search of a Modern Presidency
296
Greenstein
353
Acknowledgments
419
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Fred I. Greenstein is Professor of Politics, Princeton University. Among his several books is The Hidden Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader.

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