Presidential Power

Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Robert Y. Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, and Lawrence R. Jacobs

Columbia University Press

Presidential Power

Pub Date: August 2000

ISBN: 9780231109338

544 Pages

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Presidential Power

Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Robert Y. Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, and Lawrence R. Jacobs

Columbia University Press

Richard Neustadt's seminal work Presidential Power: The Politics of Leadership has endured for nearly four decades as the core of academic study of the American presidency. Now, building on and challenging many of the arguments in Neustadt's work, Presidential Power: Forging the Presidency for the Twenty-first Century offers reflections and implications from what we have learned about presidential power as the new century dawns.

These essays—including a new contribution by Neustadt himself—forge a solid reexamination of Neustadt's Presidential Power that address questions raised but not resolved by his work. A notable aspect of this volume's analysis is the transformed institution of the presidency in the wake of the impeachment hearings of the country's last twentieth-century president, Bill Clinton. From the portrayal of presidents as persuaders to the politics of presidential transitions, each of the constituent essays in this volume provides an engaging look at the state of the American presidency.
Timely and useful. American Political Science Review
1. Introduction: Presidential Power, by Robert Y. Shapiro, Martha Joynt Kumar, and Lawrence R. Jacobs
Part 1. Richard Neustadt's Presidential Power and American Political Science
2. Neustadt's Power Approach to the Presidency, by George Edwards
3. Richard Neustadt in the History of American Political Science, by John Gunnell
Part 2. Presidents as Persuaders and the Personalization of Power
4. Personal Power and Presidents, by Lyn Ragsdale
5. Bargaining and Presidential Power, by Charles M. Cameron
6. The Timing of Presidential Speeches: Can the President be an Effective Teacher?, by Renee M. Smith
7. The President's Inner Circle: Personality and Leadership Style in Foreign Policy Decision Making, by Thomas Preston
Part 3. Organizing and Institutionalizing the Presidency
8. Staffing and Organizing the Presidency, by Bert Rockman
9. The Institutionalization of Power, by Kenneth R. Mayer and Thomas J. Wecko
10. Staffing the White House 1937-1996: The Institutional Implications of Neustadt's Bargaining Paradigm, by Matthew J. Dickinson
11. The Presidential Kaleidoscope: Advisory Networks in Action, by Michael W. Link
Part 4. The President in the Political System
12. The President in the Political System—in Neustadt's Shadow, by Jeffery K. Tulis
13. Political Time and Policy Coalitions: Structure and Agency in Presidential Power, by Robert C. Lieberman
14. The Institutional Face of Presidential Power: Congressional Delegation of Authority to the President, by David Epstein and Sharyn O'Halloran
15. Hitting the Ground Running: The Politics of Presidential Appointments in Transition, by Nolan McCarty and Rose Razaghian
Part 5. The Potential for Leadership
16. Presidential Power and the Potential for Leadership, by Mark Peterson
17. Presidential Polling and the Potential for Leadership, by Diane Heith
18. The President as Message and Messenger: Personal Style and Presidential Communications, by Martha Joynt Kumar
19. The Limits of the Transformational Presidency, by Russell Riley
Part 6. Conclusion: Forging the Presidency for the 21st Century
20. A Preachment from Retirement, by Richard E. Neustadt
21. The Impeachment of Bill Clinton: A Preface, by Natasha Hritzuk
22. The "Hard Case" for Presidential Power and Impeachment: Impeachment Politics and Law, by Richard M. Pious
23. Conclusion: Institutions, Democracy, and Presidential Power, by Lawrence R. Jacobs and Robert Y. Shapiro
Index

About the Author

Robert Y. Shapiro is a professor of political science at Columbia University. He is coauthor of The Rational Public: Fifty Years of Trends in Americans'Policy Preferences (with Benjamin I. Page) and Politicians Don't Pander (with Lawrence R. Jacobs).

Martha Joynt Kumar is a professor of political science at Towson State University. She is coauthor of Portraying the Presidency and author of Wired for Sound and Pictures (forthcoming).

Lawrence R. Jacobs is an associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. He is author of The Health of Nations: Public Opinion and the Making of American and British Health Policy and coauthor of Politicians Don't Pander.