For American Presidency, Presidential Leadership and Chief Executive courses.
The Seven Laws of Presidential Leadership presents the traditional topics of history, rhetoric, politics, Congress, the Courts, and other subjects through an innovative method that sparks student interest and increases teaching options.
After some 30 years of teaching and writing about the presidency at Florida State University, the University of Illinois (Urbana), Clemson University, and Grove City College, Charles W. Dunn wanted to distill into one book the general laws that govern presidential leadership. The title, Seven Laws, came from a series of new lectures, which he delivered at Clemson University. He noticed then that in response to those lectures, students listened more intently, took notes more thoroughly, and responded with more questions than ever before. The students’ response increasingly prompted him to think about how a book could capture the same high level of student interest. The result was The Seven Laws of Presidential Leadership.
Table of Contents
1 The Law of History: The Irony of Power and Promise
Introduction to the Law of History
Defining Moments and Turning Points
The Paradox of Presidential Power
2 The Law of Rhetoric: The Stagecraft of Presidential Leadership
Introduction to the Law of Rhetoric
Eras of Rhetorical Change
3 The Law of Theory: The Paradoxes of Presidential Leadership
Introduction to the Law of Theory
The Exceptional Person
History and Culture
4 The Law of Culture: Unanticipated Consequences
Introduction to the Law of Culture
Substance and Style
Public Opinion Polls
Impact on Presidential Leadership
5 The Law of Morality: Kaleidoscopic Uncertainty
Introduction to the Law of Morality
Moral Issues in the Modern Presidency
Types of Moral Issues
Perspectives on Presidential Morality
Presidential Morality Historically Examined
Presidential Morality and the Moral Kaleidoscope
6 The Law of Politics: Steadiness and Strategic Thinking
Introduction to the Law of Politics
Personal and Political Backgrounds
Public Policy Stability
7 The Law of Management: Indirection
Introduction to the Law of Management
Managerial or Political President?
Managing the Executive Branch
Promotion of Ideas and Vision
Influencing the Congress
Influencing the Courts
Personal History of Presidents
Presidential Election Results: 1789 — 2004
Religious Affiliations of Presidents
Constitution of the United StatesIndex
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$35.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-175255-9