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Political Science 140B Instructor: Scott James Outline #8 Elements of Presidential Leadership (III): Bargaining and “Going Public” I. The essence of presidential leadership A. The unending search for political advantage 1. LBJ, Katharine Graham, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 a. Informal power and policy influence II. Richard Neustadt and Presidential Power : The “Bargaining President” A. Constitutionally Shared Authority and the Need to Persuade B. “The power to persuade is the power to bargain” 1. Identify, deploy, and manage your bargaining resources a. Formal advantages (1) The veto (2) The appointment power b. Informal advantages (1) The status of the president and the aura of the presidency (a) Lavishing attention on members of Congress i) Problems: (2) Campaign aid
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2 (a) The Political Affairs Office i) A place were members of the president's congressional party can come for campaign favors (3) pork (4) orchestrated pressure 2. The president's “professional reputation”
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course PS 140B PS 140B taught by Professor Jamesscott during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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Outline8 - Political Science 140B Outline #8 Instructor:...

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