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Presidents on Political Ground Leaders in Action and What They Face

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ISBN-10: 0700626484

ISBN-13: 9780700626489

Edition: 2016

Authors: Bruce Miroff

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How much power does a president really have? Theories and arguments abound--pointlessly, Bruce Miroff says, if we don't understand the context in which presidents operate. Borrowing from Machiavelli, Miroff maps five fields of political struggle that presidents must traverse to make any headway: media, powerful economic interests, political coalitions, the high-risk politics of domestic policy, and the partisan politics of foreign policy. The prince readying for war, Machiavelli writes, must "learn the nature of the terrain, and know how mountains slope, how valleys open, how plains lie, and understand the nature of rivers and swamps." So it is with presidents navigating the political…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 1/19/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Bruce Miroff earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is a professor of political science SUNY, Albany. His specialty is presidential leadership, a subject about which he wrote a two-volume study. Best known for his 1976 study of John F. Kennedy, PRAGMATIC ILLUSIONS, Dr. Miroff regularly teaches introductory American Government and has won the teaching excellence award at SUNY, Albany.