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Political Science 140 B Instructor: Scott James Outline #6 Presidential Leadership in Political Time: Regime Structure, Regime Affiliation, and Leadership Opportunities I. Traditional conceptions of presidential leadership A. The “constitutional presidency” construct 1. A story of separation of powers and presidential weakness B. The “modern presidency” construct 1. A story of presidential aggrandizement of institutional power C. Problem with traditional approaches: 1. Generic conceptions of presidential leadership dilemmas. a. Each president is assumed to face roughly the same basic leadership challenge (1) Such conceptions mask systematic differences in presidential leadership opportunities II. The Skowronek model: political regimes, political time, and presidential leadership opportunity structures A. A regime perspective 1. Defining “political regime”: the New Deal as an example a. That set of ideas, interests, and institutions that comprise an era like the “New Deal era” (1) Ideas : an economic constitutionalism: citizen rights to economic security (2) Interests : the New Deal coalition
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2 (a) The South, organized labor, urban machines, African Americans, Catholics, and Jews (3) Institutions : the welfare state, labor unions and collective bargaining, business regulation, social spending, progressive taxation. B. Political time 1. Regime life-cycles: construction, maintenance, decay a. Regime builders, regime managers, regime challengers (1) The New Deal Regime (a) Regime affiliates (Democrats) i) FDR as regime builder ii) Truman, JFK, LBJ, Carter as regime managers a) Differentiate between maintenance and decay phases of regime (b) Regime opponents i) Eisenhower, Nixon [and Reagan] as regime challengers a) Differentiate between maintenance and decay phases of regime C. Five regimes historically:
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