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Self-Monitoring, US Presidents, and International Crises: A Statistical Analysis

Keren Yarhi-Milo

in Who Fights for Reputation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181288
eISBN:
9781400889983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181288.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at original surveys of sixty-eight presidential historians on the president each had studied in depth. The historians’ survey suggests that American presidents exhibit variation in ... More


Conclusion

Michael Schaller

in Reckoning with Reagan: America and Its President in the 1980s

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090499
eISBN:
9780199854196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090499.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the accomplishments and achievements of Ronald Reagan as U.S. president. Reagan achieved many of the symbolic goals he had pledged to strive ... More


Defensive War: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Cambodian Incursion

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes presidential conduct by showing how presidents can augment their authority to engage in independent acts of war. Specifically, it assesses Kennedy's behavior in the Cuban ... More


The Presidential Difference in the Civil War Era

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to use the period from the Mexican–American War to the Civil War (1846–1865) as a stage to assess the strengths and weaknesses of six American ... More


What Difference Did the President Make?

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Civil War era posed profound challenges to the six presidents. There is widespread agreement that Abraham Lincoln met that test in a superlative manner while Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan ... More


The Disastrous Presidency of James Buchanan

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of James Buchanan, focusing on six realms: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and ... More


Millard Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Millard Fillmore, focusing on six realms: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and ... More


Obama's America

Carl Pedersen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The year 2008 will be remembered as the moment when the United States elected its first African American president. This book seeks to place the extraordinary rise of Barack Obama within the larger ... More


The Rough and Ready Leadership of Zachary Taylor

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Zachary Taylor, focusing on six realms: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and ... More


The Policy-Driven Political Style of James K. Polk

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of James K. Polk, focusing on six realms: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and ... More


Franklin Pierce and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Franklin Pierce, focusing on six realms: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and ... More


Abraham Lincoln: Consummate Leader

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on six realms: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and ... More


Avoiding War & Preserving Peace

Edward P. Crapol

in John Tyler the Accidental President

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how the young Queen Victoria was understandably perplexed about the American president's unique proposal. In only the fourth year of her glorious and lengthy reign, the ... More


The Bartlet Administration and Contemporary Populism in NBC's The West Wing

J. Elizabeth Clark

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

NBC's The West Wing was a television serial drama that focused on the fictional American president Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen). A deeply intellectual president, Bartlet eschewed the ... More


Freedom of Action: Franklin Roosevelt

Andrew J. Polsky

in Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199860937
eISBN:
9780190252649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860937.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the wartime leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt made a conscious effort to retain his freedom of action. Both before and during American involvement in World War II, ... More


Staying the Course: Johnson and Nixon

Andrew J. Polsky

in Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199860937
eISBN:
9780190252649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860937.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the wartime leadership of Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. The Vietnam War was the only American conflict to end in unequivocal defeat, and subsequently dragged down two ... More


The Perils of Optimism: George W. Bush

Andrew J. Polsky

in Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199860937
eISBN:
9780190252649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860937.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the wartime leadership of George W. Bush. Despite the large, technologically advanced military at his disposal, Bush let much slip from his grasp by delegating responsibility ... More


Introduction

Andrew J. Polsky

in Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199860937
eISBN:
9780190252649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860937.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the tasks that presidents must undertake in wartime and explain why they usually fail to accomplish at least some of them. ... More


Waging War to Transform the World: Woodrow Wilson

Andrew J. Polsky

in Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199860937
eISBN:
9780190252649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860937.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the wartime leadership of Woodrow Wilson. From the outbreak of war in Europe in August 1914 to when America entered into the conflict in 1917, Wilson sought to secure American ... More


Conclusion: Past and Future

Andrew J. Polsky

in Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199860937
eISBN:
9780190252649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860937.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter first analyzes several puzzles involving wartime presidential leadership that point to momentous political problems for American leaders and citizens. These include the broad latitude a ... More


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