Politics by Humans

Research on American Leadership

Politics by Humans

Book Pages: 529 Illustrations: Published: June 1988

Politics > Political Science

James David Barber's research on leadership, particularly the phenomenon of the American presidency, has become legendary for both its insight and wit. Politics by Humans presents some of this most original and seminal products of his scholarship.


"This collection contains the finest studies of political leaders by a single individual that now exists." — Aaron Wildavsky


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Introduction ix

I. Leader-in-Chief

1. The Office 3

2. Life History 24

3. Hard Cases 54

4. Character and Style 88

5. Strategy for Research 127

6. Roots of Genius 156

II. Perception Shapes Power

7. Eye of the Beholder 183

8. Motivated Sociology 230

9. Sharing Constructs 242

10. Gathering Influence 262

11. Culture and System 282

III. Mediated Leadership

12. Characteristics in the Campaign 305

13. Fighting Story 351

14. Civic Eduation 374

15. Drift to Fiction 407

16. Ways Out 427

17. Lessons from Candidate Reagan 443


18. Reflections on the Problems of Politics and the Science of Solving Them 453

Notes and Sources 477

Index 505
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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-0848-5
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