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The paper provides a discussion of Richard E. Neustadt's book "Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents" and examines his thesis, main themes and his view that modern presidents are more powerful using persuasion than the formal powers vested in the office by the U.S. Constitution. Other works are used to support the author's claims.
From the Paper:"In "Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents", Richard E. Neustadt offers a unique thesis regarding the efficacy of power of contemporary U.S. presidents. Neustadt's thesis is that U.S. presidents who lead through their own decision-making and persuasion are more successful than those who rely solely on executing the formal powers of command vested in the office by the U.S. Constitution. Neustadt provides an assessment of presidential power and discusses the elements of measuring power that he defines as personal influence..."
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Presidential Power (2008, December 01) Retrieved May 21, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/presidential-power-120912/
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