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作者 Franklin, Daniel P
書名 Pitiful giants [electronic resource] : presidents in their final terms / Daniel P. Franklin
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
國際標準書號 1137408243 (electronic bk.) : £62.50
9781137408242 (electronic bk.) : £62.50
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 244 p. : 2 b&w, 14 figures, ill., 2
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系列 The evolving American Presidency
附註 Electronic book text
Epublication based on: 9781137410986
1. Leaving Presidents and their Relations with Congress 2. Leaving Presidents and the Administrative State 3. Lame Duck Presidents and Foreign Policy 4. Leaving Presidents and Partisan Politics 5. The Leaving President and the Mechanics of Transition Conclusion: The Public Good and the Limits of the Leaving President
Five presidents (Eisenhower, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama) have been elected to and served a second term. Seemingly free from electoral pressure, each president has taken a unique approach to their second term, and the book seeks to unpack the rationale behind their decisions and actions in their final years of power. Since ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951, five American presidents-Eisenhower, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama-have been elected to serve a second term. Presumably, by virtue of their term-limited status, these presidents are free from electoral pressure to pursue policies in the public interest, but this is a questionable assumption. Second term presidents face a host of structural obstacles that make it difficult for them to carry out their tasks. How then do presidents lead through these politically-complex circumstances? How can presidents make the most of their second-tem mandates while battling against waning political power? This book seeks to answer the complex-and often paradoxical-challenges presidents encounter in their lame duck years
Daniel Franklin is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, USA. He is the author of three books, including Film and Politics: The Political Culture of Film in the United States (2006) and a recipient of Georgia State University's Distinguished Honors Professor Award
主題 Political leadership -- History -- 20th century -- United States
Political leadership -- History -- 21st century -- United States
Presidents -- Decision making -- United States
Presidents -- Term of office -- United States
Central government -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- 21st century -- USA. bicssc
Political leaders & leadership -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- 21st century -- USA. bicssc
Politics and Government. ukslc
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
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