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Why presidents fail : and how they can succeed again, Elaine C. Kamarck

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Why presidents fail : and how they can succeed again
Title
Why presidents fail
Title remainder
and how they can succeed again
Statement of responsibility
Elaine C. Kamarck
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the botched attempt to rescue the U.S. diplomats held hostage by Iran in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter and the missed intelligence on Al Qaeda before 9/11 under George W. Bush to, most recently, the computer meltdown that marked the arrival of health care reform under Barack Obama, the American presidency has often been a profile in failure. In [this book], Elaine Kamarck surveys presidential failures to understand why Americans have lost faith in their leaders--and how they can get it back. Kamarck, a White House insider and Harvard academic, argues that presidents today spend too much time talking and not enough time governing. They have not balanced three components of leadership that must be exercised to bring about good results: policy, communication, and implementation. Instead, presidents have allowed themselves to become more and more distant from the federal bureaucracy that is supposed to implement policy. After decades of "imperial" and "rhetorical" presidencies, we are in need of a "managerial" president. Kamarck explains the difficulties of governing in our modern political landscape, and offers examples and recommendations of how our next presidents can not only recreate faith in leadership but also run a competent, successful administration. -- Inside jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamarck, Elaine Ciulla
Dewey number
352.23/60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK585
LC item number
.K36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • Political planning
  • Executive power
  • Executive departments
  • United States
  • Executive departments
  • Executive power
  • Political leadership
  • Political planning
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Why presidents fail : and how they can succeed again, Elaine C. Kamarck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-170) 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
The helicopters in the desert -- Ignoring the flashing lights -- We look like a third world country -- Space walks and crashing websites -- The buck doesn't stop here after all -- The voters guide to picking presidents
Control code
ocn919480368
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780815727781
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016017463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780815727781
  • (OCoLC)919480368
Label
Why presidents fail : and how they can succeed again, Elaine C. Kamarck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-170) 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
The helicopters in the desert -- Ignoring the flashing lights -- We look like a third world country -- Space walks and crashing websites -- The buck doesn't stop here after all -- The voters guide to picking presidents
Control code
ocn919480368
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 187 pages
Isbn
9780815727781
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016017463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780815727781
  • (OCoLC)919480368

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