9780226092829-0226092828-Who Leads Whom?: Presidents, Policy, and the Public (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion)

Who Leads Whom?: Presidents, Policy, and the Public (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion)

ISBN-13: 9780226092829
ISBN-10: 0226092828
Edition: New edition
Author: Canes-Wrone, Brandice
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226092829
ISBN-10: 0226092828
Edition: New edition
Author: Canes-Wrone, Brandice
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Canes-Wrone, Brandice wrote Who Leads Whom?: Presidents, Policy, and the Public (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion) comprising 192 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226092828 and 9780226092829. Since then Who Leads Whom?: Presidents, Policy, and the Public (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.43 or rent at the marketplace.

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Who Leads Whom? is an ambitious study that addresses some of the most important questions in contemporary American politics: Do presidents pander to public opinion by backing popular policy measures that they believe would actually harm the country? Why do presidents "go public" with policy appeals? And do those appeals affect legislative outcomes?

Analyzing the actions of modern presidents ranging from Eisenhower to Clinton, Brandice Canes-Wrone demonstrates that presidents' involvement of the mass public, by putting pressure on Congress, shifts policy in the direction of majority opinion. More important, she also shows that presidents rarely cater to the mass citizenry unless they already agree with the public's preferred course of action. With contemporary politics so connected to the pulse of the American people, Who Leads Whom? offers much-needed insight into how public opinion actually works in our democratic process. Integrating perspectives from presidential studies, legislative politics, public opinion, and rational choice theory, this theoretical and empirical inquiry will appeal to a wide range of scholars of American political processes.

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