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The best job in politics : exploring how governors succeed as policy leaders

Author: Alan Rosenthal
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE/CQ Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Governors - both in, and now out of, office - see the job as the best in politics. Why is that? Drawing on a survey of former governors, personal interviews, as well as gubernatorial memoirs and biographies, Rosenthal shows students how and why governors succeed as policy leaders and makes a case as to why some governors are better at leveraging the institutional advantages of the office.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rosenthal, Alan, 1932-2013.
Best job in politics
(DLC) 2011051917
(OCoLC)771057265
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Rosenthal
ISBN: 9781483301686 1483301680 9781483349596 1483349594 1306640083 9781306640084
OCLC Number: 877868502
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 278 pages)
Contents: The job of governor --
Playing the hands they are dealt --
What governors bring to the table --
How governors put together their policy agendas --
Laying the groundwork for their initiatives --
Strategies and tactics of engagement --
Succeeding as policy leaders --
Legacy and beyond.
Responsibility: Alan Rosenthal.

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Governors - both in, and now out of, office - see the job as the best in politics. Why is that? Drawing on a survey of former governors, personal interviews, as well as gubernatorial memoirs and biographies, Rosenthal shows students how and why governors succeed as policy leaders and makes a case as to why some governors are better at leveraging the institutional advantages of the office.

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