On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit

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On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit
Authors: George C. Edwards III
Year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780300115819
ISBN 10: 300115814
Categorie: Sign Language
Pages: 316
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On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit George C. Edwards III
American presidents often engage in intensive campaigns to obtain public support for their policy initiatives. This core strategy for governing is based on the premise that if presidents are skilled enough to exploit the “bully pulpit”, they can successfully persuade or even mobilize public opinion on behalf of their legislative goals. In this book, George Edwards analyses the results of hundreds of public opinion polls from recent presidencies to assess the success of these efforts. Surprisingly, he finds that presidents typically are not able to change public opinion; even great communicators usually fail to obtain the public’s support for their high-priority initiatives. Focusing on presidents’ personae, their messages, and the American public, he explains why presidents are often unable to move public opinion and suggests that their efforts to do so may be counterproductive. Edwards argues that shoring up previously existing support is the principal benefit of going public and that “staying private” – negotiating quietly with elites – may often be more conducive to a president’s legislative success.
Categories:
Society, Politics & Philosophy
Year:
2003
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Language:
english
Pages:
316
ISBN 10:
0300115814
ISBN 13:
9780300115819
File:
837 KB

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