Lecture6_2 - Module III: The Elements of Module III: The...

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Unformatted text preview: Module III: The Elements of Module III: The Elements of Presidential Leadership Presidential Leadership Lecture 6-2 : Political Time, Secular Time, and the Skowronek Essay Question The Theory of Political Time The Theory of Political Time A theory of presidential leadership The Theory of Political Time The Theory of Political Time A theory of presidential leadership Under what conditions do presidents possess the political authority to bring about fundamental political change? The Theory of Political Time The Theory of Political Time A theory of presidential leadership Under what conditions do presidents possess the political authority to bring about fundamental political change? 1. To alter durably the terms of national partisan conflict The Theory of Political Time The Theory of Political Time A theory of presidential leadership Under what conditions do presidents possess the political authority to bring about fundamental political change? 1. To alter durably the terms of national partisan conflict a) What are the central problems that define what politics is about b) What are the legitimate approaches to solving those problems c) What are the vital political values we ought to seek to protect and reaffirm The Theory of Political Time The Theory of Political Time A theory of presidential leadership Under what conditions do presidents possess the political authority to bring about fundamental political change? 1. To alter durably the terms of national partisan conflict a) What are the central problems that define what politics is about b) What are the legitimate approaches to solving those problems c) What are the vital political values we ought to seek to protect and reaffirm 1. To rearrange durably the constituent elements of coalitional politics to support a new majority consensus on these questions The Theory of Political Time The Theory of Political Time 3. To repudiate old policy commitments and their institutional supports a) To build something new and distinctive (and perhaps give your name to an era). The Theory of Political Time The Theory of Political Time A presidents capacity to change fundamentally the direction of American politics is contingent on his location in political time The Theory of Political Time The Theory of Political Time Presidents location in political time is determined by 1. Presidents placement in the life-cycle of a political regime political regime Resilient/vulnerable 2. Presidents relationship to regime party regime party Affiliated/opposed What is a Political Regime? What is a Political Regime? The 3 Is That specific complex of ideas ideas , interests interests , and institutions institutions that given political definition to a historical era. What is a Political Regime?...
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Lecture6_2 - Module III: The Elements of Module III: The...

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