Presidency and Domestic Policy Comparing Leadership Styles, FDR to Obama

ISBN-10: 1612053025

ISBN-13: 9781612053028

Edition: 2014

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Each president brings to the White House a distinct set of personal characteristics and a preferred leadership style, but just how much have individual presidents shaped domestic policy? To understand and assess what factors determine one presidente(tm)s success and anothere(tm)s limited accomplishments, it is important to examine both the individuale(tm)s leadership roles and the circumstances that shape opportunities for success. This book systematically examines the first terms of every president from FDR to Obama and assesses leadership style, the policy agenda, and the eoepolitical opportunitye facing each president. The success of each president in bringing about landmark legislation and other policy change is shown to hinge on the opportunities facing each president, his leadership style, and finally, his skill managing a variety of institutional and public relationships. Not all presidents are created equal, but some can implement strategies to overcome formidable obstacles, rising into the vaunted ranks of the eoeGreat Presidents.eThe second edition of this timely book adds chapters on George W. Bush and Barack Obama and focuses on the significant domestic policy challenges of their respective times. Tax cuts, education policy, and homeland security are featured for the Bush era, while health care reform, economic policy initiatives, immigration, and gun control are highlights for Obama. Both offer insights into contemporary presidential leadership in a highly partisan age. In addition, the authors have reconfigured the analytical framework of the book to take into account the eoedynamic opportunity structuree that emerged during the George W. Bush administration.Questions the book addresses include:
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Todd Belt is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. He received his PhD at the University of Southern California. He is the coauthor of the books We Interrupt This Newscast: How to Improve Local News and Win Ratings, Too and Getting Involved: A Guide to Student Citizenship.

William W. Lammers (1937-1997) was professor of political science at the University of Southern California. His books include Presidential Politics: Patterns and Prospects and Public Policy and the Aging.

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