How have secular changes in American politics, such as changes in the media, shaped the
possibilities for successful presidential leadership?
One, the news media have become increasingly competitive and decentralized.
Two, reporting styles have chan
Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents
presidential power is the power to persuade and the power to persuade is the
ability to bargain.
Presidents status and authority inherent in his office, reinforce his logic and
charm. Presidents advantages ar
Grid lock interval- president can move ideological viewpoint closer to his point of view.
Status quo outside interval, has to. Shows us that executive orders/unilateral action are
great sources of power to move policy toward presidents view
Part III: Presidential Leadership
Week 10 (April 7-9): Presidential Skill and Character
Lectures: One approach to the study of presidential leadership is to focus on
the individual: how presidents behave in office, the choices they make, and
The Presidency and the Political System
Week 6 (March 3-5): Party Politics and Presidential Elections
Lectures: On the one hand, the modern presidency freed itself from the party
constraints that limited presidential power in the 19th century. On the othe
I. Institutional Development of the President
a. How it differs from how it was constructed
b. Change in politics
II. Paradox of Presidential power
a. Why stronger in some places and weaker in others
b. More presiden
The Evolution of the Modern Presidency
Week 1 (January 27-Januray 29): Creation of a Separated System
Lectures: Examination of the intellectual and historical antecedents leading up
to the political struggles of the Constitutional Convention and the creat
1. Provide an example of, and describe the difference between, constitutional
and extra- constitutional sources of presidential authority.
a. The Presidency is defined by its use of constitutional and
extra-constitutional sources of authority. Constitutio
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Readings for the Week
Go back to philosophical stuff of 1st part of classdebates about executive,
Federalist + Anti-Federalist papers
o Question of this week: Is