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Towards a pragmatic presidency? Exploring the waning of political time

Laing, Matthew


In his landmark work The Politics Presidents Make, Stephen Skowronek concludes that an earlier cycle of presidential politics in America is fading. Calling this phenomenon the "waning of political time," he predicts the declining importance of the president as a source of political change in American politics, and makes the conjecture that in the future, presidents will act more pragmatically and will more frequently clash with office holders in other political institutions. Applying hypotheses...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Polity
DOI: 10.1057/pol.2011.24


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