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The Resource The paradoxes of the American presidency, Thomas E. Cronin, Michael A. Genovese

The paradoxes of the American presidency, Thomas E. Cronin, Michael A. Genovese

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The paradoxes of the American presidency
Title
The paradoxes of the American presidency
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Cronin, Michael A. Genovese
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What exactly do Americans want from their president? A strong, innovative leader or someone who simply follows the will of the people? A president who insists on the ideals of a party or someone who builds bipartisan support? A president who exercises power forcefully or someone who establishes consensus before doing anything? The answer, according to Thomas E. Cronin and Michael A. Genovese in their new book, The Paradoxes of the American Presidency, is that Americans want the president to be a leader and a follower, partisan and bipartisan, innovative and conservative. For example, we expect our presidents to provide visionary leadership, and yet at the same time to be ever-sensitive to public opinion polls. We want a president with the power to solve the nation's problems, yet we are inherently suspicious of centralized leadership and the abuse of power. Such conflicting demands put the president in an often impossible position. Indeed, Cronin and Genovese contend the duties and challenges of the office are so capacious and the public's expectations often so inconsistent that whatever course of action a president takes may result in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of criticism. While there is no easy way out of the constant paradoxical dilemmas presidents face, there are ways to deal with these conflicting and sometimes inflated expectations. Yet even master political statecraft is often inadequate in reconciling the paradoxes of the American presidency
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cronin, Thomas E
Dewey number
352.23/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK516
LC item number
.C73 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Genovese, Michael A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman College
  • USA
  • USA
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Presidenten
Label
The paradoxes of the American presidency, Thomas E. Cronin, Michael A. Genovese
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Presidential Job Description in a Separated System
  • 6.
  • The President and Congress
  • 7.
  • The President and Political Parties
  • 8.
  • The President and the Supreme Court
  • 9.
  • The President and Cabinet
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The American Vice Presidency
  • 11.
  • "If Men Were Angels ... ": Presidential Leadership and Accountability
  • Presidential Paradoxes
  • 2.
  • Electing the American President
  • 3.
  • Evaluating Presidential Performance
  • 4.
  • Presidential Power and Leadership
Control code
ocm37315382
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780195116922
Lccn
97029534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37315382
  • (OCoLC)37315382
Label
The paradoxes of the American presidency, Thomas E. Cronin, Michael A. Genovese
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Presidential Job Description in a Separated System
  • 6.
  • The President and Congress
  • 7.
  • The President and Political Parties
  • 8.
  • The President and the Supreme Court
  • 9.
  • The President and Cabinet
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The American Vice Presidency
  • 11.
  • "If Men Were Angels ... ": Presidential Leadership and Accountability
  • Presidential Paradoxes
  • 2.
  • Electing the American President
  • 3.
  • Evaluating Presidential Performance
  • 4.
  • Presidential Power and Leadership
Control code
ocm37315382
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780195116922
Lccn
97029534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37315382
  • (OCoLC)37315382

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