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Strategic President

Strategic President - 09 edition

Strategic President - 09 edition

ISBN13: 9780691154367

ISBN10: 0691154368

Strategic President by George C. Edwards - ISBN 9780691154367
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 2009
International: No
Strategic President by George C. Edwards - ISBN 9780691154367

ISBN13: 9780691154367

ISBN10: 0691154368

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09

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Summary

Challenging the widespread notion that presidential power rests in the power to persuade, The Strategic President argues that presidents cannot create opportunities for change by persuading the public, Congress, and others to support their policies, Instead, successful presidents, including Abraham/Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan, facilitate change by recognizing opportunities and fashioning strategies and tactics to exploit them. George Edwards shows that these leaders capitalized on existing public and congressional opinion to achieve policy change. Edwards's findings present significant lessons for our understanding of the presidency and for presidents' basic strategies of governance. Book jacket.