Perspectives on Presidential Leadership: An International View of the White House (BOK)

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In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore Roosevelt. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership is an examination of presidential legacy, and in particular an analysis of the first ever UK ranking of American presidents which took place in 2011. In thirteen chapters, thirteen individual presidential administrations are assessed. Some presidents have been considered a success, others a failure; both types are featured in these thirteen case studies in a measured attempt to understand how the perception of presidential leadership evolves, shifts, and contorts across three centuries of American politics. The case studies also derive from the expertise of the collected British, Irish and Canadian authors, all of whom are leading scholars in their fields, and many of which took part in the 2011 survey. At a time when understanding presidential legacy is in high demand, this book offers a unique international perspective. Through extended commentary and inter-disciplinary study of the UK perspective it provides groundbreaking research.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415857703 Antall sider 256
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm Vekt 476 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Clare Frances Elliott, Michael Patrick Cullinane
Emner og form History of the Americas, Political leaders & leadership