Jimmy Carter as President Leadership and the Politics of the Public Good Jimmy Carter was according to Erwin Hargrove the first modern Democratic president to be substantially ahead of the party coalition Concerned with issues of the future inflation the need for tax re

  • Title: Jimmy Carter as President: Leadership and the Politics of the Public Good
  • Author: Erwin C. Hargrove
  • ISBN: 9780807124253
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jimmy Carter was, according to Erwin Hargrove, the first modern Democratic president to be substantially ahead of the party coalition Concerned with issues of the future inflation, the need for tax reform, energy shortages Carter anticipated many questions that are only now being addressed, nearly a decade after his troubled tenure in office.The years 1976 to 1980 wJimmy Carter was, according to Erwin Hargrove, the first modern Democratic president to be substantially ahead of the party coalition Concerned with issues of the future inflation, the need for tax reform, energy shortages Carter anticipated many questions that are only now being addressed, nearly a decade after his troubled tenure in office.The years 1976 to 1980 were difficult years for a Democrat to be president especially difficult for a southern moderate who viewed the world in Wilsonian terms and who was politically unaligned, essentially an outsider in his party and in Washington But Carter s inability to read or manipulate the political scene was not the only problem to beleaguer his presidency Events such as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the capture of American hostages in Iran also worked against Carter, creating situations in which no amount of political acumen could have salvaged his presidency.Hargrove places Carter in historical perspective Examining his frequently overlooked successes, as well as his failures, Hargrove analyzes both the content and the methods of Carter s policy leadership His style of leadership is studied in the light of his beliefs and values, and of his problem solving skills and experience.This profile draws heavily upon interviews with members of Carter s White House staff In a consideration for Carter s domestic, economic, and foreign policies, Hargrove shows the congruence of purpose, politics, and process as a president shapes decision making Because Carter was skilled at solving specific problems, he achieved notable successes the Panama Canal Treaty, the Camp David Accord, and the SALT II talks when he could keep matters in his own hands Yet, despite such policy successes, his inability to build strong coalitions and delegate authority, exacerbated by uncontrollable world events, doomed Carter to political defeat.Throughout Jimmy Carter as President, Hargrove emphasizes that in our assessment of presidents, we should evaluate skill within the historical context and thereby better understanding the ingredients of presidential success Hargrove s effective and extensive use of interviews proves the advantages of integrating oral history into scholarly research and writing.

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    1. This book stayed true to its purpose of analyzing Carter's leadership style in the domains of domestic, economic, and foreign policy. While it touched on key events of his presidency, it didn't offer a comprehensive view of them but instead focused on the role Carter took, the authority he delegated, and the other players he interacted with. The book offers an interesting perspective on leadership but ultimately came across as a little too definitive in its positive assessments. Should leadershi [...]

    2. I love Jimmy Carter. Just puttin' that out there. But seriously, I read this for class, and while not the most entertaining read ever, I now know a lot more about that lovable old peanut farmer from Plains.

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