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Presidential Personality And Performance

ISBN 9780367299675
Published December 4, 2020 by Routledge
304 Pages

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This book, which examines the leadership styles and decisionmaking practices of presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Bill Clinton, reflects the authors interest for over half a century in the impact of personality on the political behavior of our political leaders. Its contents range from the story of the Georges collaboration on their pioneering stud

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction: An Overview -- The Psychoanalyst and the Biographer -- Some Uses of Dynamic Psychology in Political Biography: Case Materials on Woodrow Wilson -- Writing Psychobiography: Some Theoretical and Methodological Issues -- Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House: A Reply to Weinstein, Anderson, and Link -- Assessing Presidential Character -- Presidential Management Styles and Models

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Alexander L. George is professor emeritus of international relations at Stanford University. His extensive writings have won many awards, including the Bancroft Prize for Deterrence in American Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice (1974), coauthored with Richard Smoke; a five-year MacArthur Prize Fellowship; the 1997 National Academy of Sciences Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War; and the 1998 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. From 1984 until her retirement in 1990, Juliette L. George was a senior scholar at the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. She is a leading scholar on Woodrow Wilson.