Going Public: New Strategies of Presidential Leadership by Samuel H. Kernell

By Samuel H. Kernell

Presidents are uniquely situated to advertise themselves and their polices on to the general public. utilizing sympathetic crowds as a backdrop, a president can rally public opinion to his part, alongside the way in which offering a sophisticated but unmistakable message to his meant viewers in Congress. Samuel Kernell indicates how “going public” continues to be a powerful weapon within the president’s arsenal, either for advancing his personal time table and blockading projects from his political adversaries in Congress.

In his hugely expected fourth version, Kernell grants thorough research and targeted history on how this approach keeps to conform given the serious polarization of Congress and the citizens in addition to adjustments in communications know-how. He considers the consequences of either factors—especially in combination—on the way forward for presidential management and weighs the teachings of September 11 on “going public” in international affairs.

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