Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American

Author
H.W. Brands
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
129
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
Having elsewhere assessed the structural forces that shaped America's rise to global power, Joseph Nye now turns to the personal elements. What role, he asks, did individuals, in particular presidents, play in the twentieth-century emergence of the United States as the arbiter of world affairs? Nye finds wanting the existing literature on presidential leadership as overemphasizing "transformational" presidents and blurring the line between presidential ethics and presidential efficacy.
Political Geography
United States, Germany