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Hinckley, Barbara 1937-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 5,863 library holdings
Genres: History  Stories, plots, etc  Bibliography  Academic theses  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK518, 353.0313
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Most widely held works by Barbara Hinckley
The seniority system in Congress by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional elections by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the leader : opinion polls and the modern presidents by Paul Brace( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With elections drawing fewer and fewer voters, today's presidents govern increasingly on the strength of support from (little understood) public-opinion polls. People are concerned that a public-relations presidency has become a dominant force in politics. Will war and peace be determined not on their merits but on their predicted poll impact? Follow the Leader is the first systematic account of how modern presidents from Truman to Bush have been shaped by changes in the polls and their own choices about them. What accommodations do the presidents make to polls? What have been the effects on foreign policy and legislation? Looking beyond individual cases in order to highlight trends, the book draws on the latest social science techniques to reveal influences on the polls that are beyond presidential control. The authors also explain how the media subtly affect our understanding of poll data. Some recent presidents are seen in a new perspective. Carter, for example, emerges as "the median president": average in activity, success in Congress, and public support. Follow the Leader shows that presidents often do make Faustian bargains on behalf of their popularity, but they get surprisingly little in return. For example, while it is true that the use of force by the United States abroad has followed bad economic times at home much more frequently than would be expected by chance, the use of force itself does not boost a president's popularity. In fact, foreign policy activities show a variety of different effects. There is an uneasy balance at best between being liked and being president. Conventional wisdom suggests that popular presidents are strong leaders. But Brace and Hinckley demonstrate that things are not so simple. Indeed, presidents who structured their agendas solely on the basis of public approval would often be making choices the American people would not support. The popular rating-the-presidents game, engaged in by journalists and the public, is played out in a widening vacuum of knowledge. In this state of confusion about what the polls mean and how they should be interpreted, Follow the Leader offers an account both sobering and enlightening. The polls are here to stay, but people will look at them differently after reading this book
Stability and change in Congress by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American best sellers : a reader's guide to popular fiction by Karen Hinckley( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists and analyzes the best-selling hard cover fiction from 1965-1985
The symbolic presidency : how presidents portray themselves by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Less than meets the eye : foreign policy making and the myth of the assertive Congress by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coalitions & politics by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coalitions and time : cross-disciplinary studies by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of the presidency : a text with readings by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outline of American government : the continuing experiment by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American politics and government : structure, processes, institutions, and policies by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seniority and representation in Congress : an appraisal of the standard charges against the seniority system by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symbolic presidency : how presidents present themselves to the nation by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaping spirit : a study of Coleridge's four major poems by Barbara Hinckley( )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Bush and the cost of high popularity : a general model with a current application by Paul Brace( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Coalitions & politics Coalitions and politics by Barbara Hinckley( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The new Senate filibuster: An analysis of filibustering and gridlock in the U.S. Senate, 1977-1986 by Lawrence Joseph DeNardis( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

First, by looking at the "great filibusters" of Senate history, and the body's early rules and tradition of unlimited debate which nurtured the practice, much is learned about this famous tactic against which its contemporary use may be measured. From detailed evidence of five complete Congresses (1977-86), the trivialization of the filibuster and the invention of new variations, the post-cloture and silent filibusters demonstrate that the modern filibuster impedes rather than encourages deliberation
 
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Less than meets the eye : foreign policy making and the myth of the assertive Congress
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