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Presidents, public opinion, and power

Terry L. Deibel

Presidents, public opinion, and power

the Nixon, Carter, and Reagan years

by Terry L. Deibel

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Published by Foreign Policy Association in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
    • Presidents -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 -- Public opinion

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 71-72.

      Statementby Terry L. Deibel.
      SeriesHeadline series,, no. 280
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE744 .H43 no. 280, E840 .H43 no. 280
      The Physical Object
      Pagination72 p. :
      Number of Pages72
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2415115M
      ISBN 100871241129
      LC Control Number87080536
      OCLC/WorldCa15728858

      Commander-in-chief. The president of the United States is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces and as such exercises supreme operational command over all national military forces of the United States. In this capacity, the president has the power to launch, direct, and supervise military operations, order or authorize the deployment of troops (in . Presidents, members of Congress, and even the Supreme Court must take account of public opinion in their efforts to govern and to make and implement policy. As the standard by which we judge the strength of American democracy, public opinion—its origins, its development, and its influence—is a key concern of modern political science.

      Presidents wish to convey an image of strength and effectiveness to the public, but in reality, the president’s power is often constrained and limited. In , presidential scholar Hugh Heclo labeled the perception that the president is in charge of the government the “illusion of presidential government.”. Spitzer's classic study of presidential power, The Presidency and Public Policy examines the annual domestic legislative programs of US presidents from to show how and in what ways the Read more.

      Modern presidents engage in public leadership through national television addresses, routine speechmaking, and by speaking to local audiences. With these strategies, presidents tend to influence the media's agenda. In fact, presidential leadership of the news media provides an important avenue for indirect presidential leadership of the public, the president's ultimate . Political Institutions and Public Opinion In studying public opinion about presidential power, we follow scholarship on the public’s view of other American political institutions. Our approach is akin to that of Caldeira and Gibson (), which studies the correlates of public support for the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Books About Presidential Power Hundreds of books have been written about presidential power (and even more about constitutional law and constitutional history more generally!). Presidential Leadership in Public Opinion: Causes and Consequences by Jeffrey E. Cohen. Publication Date: Author: Mary Whisner.

Presidents Tsai, Ching-hsin Yu, Antipartyism and Public Opinion toward Presidential Unilateral Actions: The Case of Taiwan inInternational Journal of Public Opinion Research, /ijpor/edz, ().Cited by: Druckman and Jacobs skillfully examine how modern presidents have made use of yet another technological advance: sophisticated public opinion polling The lasting contribution of this book is that it wipes away any romanticized or theoretical notions about how the presidency functions in the American political system.

Public Opinion - Presidential powers The power of the president to mold opinion has been enhanced in the twentieth century by electronic media. During much of American history, national leaders encountered difficulties when they tried to appeal to the mass public. In the s, James K. Polk threatened to "go to the people" whenever.

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This technology enhanced the reach of the handsome young president John F. Kennedy and the trained actor Ronald Reagan. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the new technology was the Internet. Presidents extent to which this mass media technology can enhance the power and reach of the president to impact public opinion has yet to be fully realized.

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