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The Resource Presidential leverage : presidents, approval, and the American state, Daniel E. Ponder

Presidential leverage : presidents, approval, and the American state, Daniel E. Ponder

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Presidential leverage : presidents, approval, and the American state
Title
Presidential leverage
Title remainder
presidents, approval, and the American state
Statement of responsibility
Daniel E. Ponder
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"For scholars, pundits, the public, and presidents themselves, presidential approval is an evergreen subject. Its actual impact, however, is often unclear: all too frequently approval is reported in a vacuum, dissociated from the American state writ large. [This book] reaffirms the importance of this contested metric. By situating approval within the context of public trust in government, [the author] reveals how approval shapes presidential strategies for governing, providing a useful measure of the president's place in the political system. The leverage that presidents derive from public opinion exercises considerable influence on their incentives and opportunities for action. Though it is more tenuous and fragile than the authority they derive from the Constitution or the law, it makes certain kinds of executive action more attractive at a given time. Using a quantitative index of presidential leverage, [the author] examines this contextualized approval from John F. Kennedy's administration through Barack Obama's, showing how it has shaped presidential capacity and autonomy, agenda setting, landmark legislation, and unilateral action. His analysis sheds light not only on the complexities of presidential power, but also on a broad swath of national politics and the American state."--
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Back cover
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1966-
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Ponder, Daniel E.
Dewey number
352.23/50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK516
LC item number
.P595 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the modern presidency
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Executive power
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Public opinion
  • Executive power
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
Presidential leverage : presidents, approval, and the American state, Daniel E. Ponder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-214) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : locating presidents in the Americna political system -- Presidents, approval, and trust : toward a concept of presidential leverage -- The quest for presidential leverage : the presidency and the American state -- Measuring presidential leverage -- Presidential leverage and the creation of public policy -- A refuge of low-leveraged presidents : politicized capacity and policy centralization -- Conclusion : the place of the president's "place" in American politics
Control code
978642509
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781503602830
Lccn
2017032093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978642509
Label
Presidential leverage : presidents, approval, and the American state, Daniel E. Ponder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-214) 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
Introduction : locating presidents in the Americna political system -- Presidents, approval, and trust : toward a concept of presidential leverage -- The quest for presidential leverage : the presidency and the American state -- Measuring presidential leverage -- Presidential leverage and the creation of public policy -- A refuge of low-leveraged presidents : politicized capacity and policy centralization -- Conclusion : the place of the president's "place" in American politics
Control code
978642509
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781503602830
Lccn
2017032093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978642509

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