The Art of Political Leadership: Essays in Honor of Fred I. Greenstein

Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - 276 páginas
Fred Greenstein has been a paragon of scholarship and practical advice in his many years of work on the presidency. Here, some of the leading scholars of the presidency and leadership studies come together to pay tribute to Greenstein and his work. Original essays reflect the broad sweep of Greenstein's scholarship from the systematic study of personality and politics to the analysis of chief executives from Woodrow Wilson on. The essayists pay special attention to the political styles, advisory systems, and decision-making processes of presidents from the 1920s to today. In his studies of the American presidency, Greenstein pioneered the use of archival documents to test hypotheses and illuminate issues that bear on the performance of the modern executive office. The distinguished list of contributors to this volume include John Burke, Robert A. Dahl, Alexander and Juliette George, Betty Glad, Alonzo Hamby, Erwin Hargrove, John Kessel, Anthony King, Kenneth Kitts, J. Donald Moon, and Fred Greenstein's first and last graduate students at Princeton--Larry Berman and Meena Bose. Greenstein himself generously writes a new essay on 'Plumbing the Presidential Psyche, ' adding to his substantial contributions to political psychology.

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Reflections on Human Nature and Politics From Genes to Political Institutions
Plumbing the Presidential Psyche Building on Neustadt and Barber
What Makes a Great President? An Analysis of Leadership Qualities in Fred I Greensteins The Presidential Difference
Transitions to the Presidency Do Leadership Styles Make a Difference?
Democratic Leadership and Political Ethics Reflections on the HiddenHand Presidency
The Impact of Personality on Public Functioning The Case of Woodrow Wilson
McGoverns October Surprise Almost
George Ball and Robert McNamara Protagonists over Vietnam
Sidestepping the Hawks Eisenhower the Solarium Study and the Hungarian Crisis of 1956
Leadership Charisma and Political Cultures in the Great Depression Adolf Hitler Franklin Roosevelt and Stanley Baldwin
The Outsider as Political Leader The Case of Margaret Thatcher
Fred I Greensteins Contributions to the Study of the Presidency
About the Contributors
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Fred Irwin Greenstein was born on September 1, 1930 in the Bronx, New York. He received a bachelor's degree from Antioch College in 1953. He spent two years in the Army, before receiving a doctorate in political science from Yale University in 1960. He taught at Yale and Wesleyan University before moving to Princeton University in 1973. He was chairman of the politics department from 1986 to 1990 and retired in 2001. He devised a checklist of six qualities used to evaluate the leadership styles of American presidents: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, vision, cognitive style, and emotional intelligence. He wrote or co-wrote nine books including The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader and The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to Clinton. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease on December 3, 2018 at the age of 88. Larry Berman is professor of political science at the University of California, Davis.

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