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The Semi‐Sovereign American Prince: The Semi‐Sovereign American Prince: The Dilemma of an Independent The Dilemma of an Independent President in a Presidential Government 1

Fabbrini Sergio

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the 1960s, the electoral process in America has undergone a pronounced process of personalization. Candidates for the presidency have grown increasingly independent of the traditional party ... More


Going Public, Going to Baghdad: Presidential Agenda-Setting and the Electoral Connection in Congress

Scott B. Blinder

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

President Bush and administration officials sought to persuade the domestic public, lawmakers in Washington, and the international community of the need to take military action against Saddam ... More


Dividers, Not Uniters: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Partisanship

in Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that presidential leadership is a crucial source of partisan conflict in the U.S. Congress, separate from lawmakers' individual ideological preferences. Given the president's ... More


Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

George C., III Edwards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of Americans—including many experienced politicians—viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential persuasion. Yet many who were ... More


Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making

Randall M. Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243440
eISBN:
9780823243488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243440.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book of original essays on “Lincoln and Leadership,” by leading Lincoln and Civil War scholars, explores Lincoln’s understandings and uses of leadership during the Civil War. The essays focus ... More


Asking the Right Questions

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the role of presidential leadership in American politics, arguing that the key to successful leadership for the president is not persuasion but the president’s broad strategic ... More


War and the Constitution: Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt

Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives a striking account of two American presidents who confronted national emergencies that demanded bold and preemptive action—Lincoln and Roosevelt. The chapter describes them as ... More


Exploiting Partisans in Congress

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the chief executive exploits partisans in Congress to improve his chances of obtaining support from lawmakers. One of the president’s most demanding and frustrating tasks is ... More


Leadership, Opportunity, and Strategic Assessments

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the importance of strategic assessments in presidential leadership and the leverage they give us in evaluating the likely success of strategies for governing. Before the ... More


Recruiting Presidential Leadership

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Presidential leadership is so crucial to the well-being of colleges and universities that trustees should do everything possible to maximize the chances of picking the right person for the job. Doing ... More


Strategic Position with the Public

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter illustrates the advantages of focusing on the president’s existing opportunity structure by analyzing Barack Obama’s strategic position with the public to explain why he faced such ... More


Strategic Position with Congress

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Barack Obama’s strategic position with Congress, again explaining why he was not more successful. Presidential persuasion is at the margins of congressional decision making. ... More


Ties That Bind: Untangling the Roots of Congressional Partisanship

in Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The American public perceives the pervasive party conflict in Congress as “bickering” motivated by partisan passions or self-interest. Democrats and Republicans in Congress vote differently across ... More


Different Questions, Different Answers

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the relative utility of the strategic position and persuasion perspectives in explaining the potential of presidential leadership by focusing on several prominent issues arising ... More


Beyond Ideology: Returning to Politics

in Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In recent years, political scientists and journalists have strongly argued that ideology plays an important role in structuring party conflict in the U.S Congress. Although party conflict in Congress ... More


Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U. S. Senate

Frances E. Lee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470740
eISBN:
9780226470771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book argues that the congressional agenda includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, senators from the Democratic Party and ... More


When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

Jeffrey A. Engel and Thomas J. Knock (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190650759
eISBN:
9780190650780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650759.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This collection explores what happens when life, so to speak, strikes the President of the United States: how illness, personal loss, and scandal have affected a president’s ability to lead, shaped ... More


What Price Shared Governance?

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter presents a case study of Miami University to illustrate the cost of shared governance. In 2004, Miami University had 193 standing committees above the departmental level. It is found ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey A. Engel and Thomas J. Knock

in When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190650759
eISBN:
9780190650780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650759.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

Whereas presidents cannot live normal lives, personal crises often intrude, raising questions about how presidents cope with such tribulations in the public spotlight. Such incidents include the ... More


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