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Edwards, George C.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 412 publications in 3 languages and 17,826 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: JK518, 324.63
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Most widely held works by George C Edwards
Why the electoral college is bad for America by George C Edwards( )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 3,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans currently choose their president through the electoral college, an extraordinarily complex mechanism that may elect the candidate who does not receive the most votes. In this book, George Edwards III argues that - contrary to what supporters of the electoral college claim - there is no real justification for a system that might violate majority rule." "Edwards finds that the electoral college does not protect the interests of small states or racial minorities, does not provide presidents with effective coalitions for governing, and does little to protect the American polity from the alleged harms of direct election of the president. In fact, the electoral college distorts the presidential campaign so that candidates ignore most small states and some large ones any pay little attention to minorities, and it encourages third parties to run presidential candidates and discourages party competition in many states." "Edwards demonstrates that direct election of the president without a runoff maximizes political equality and eliminates the distortions inn the political system caused by the electoral college."--Jacket
On deaf ears : the limits of the bully pulpit by George C Edwards( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, George Edwards analyzes the results of hundreds of public opinion polls from recent presidencies to assess the success of these efforts. Surprisingly, he finds that presidents typically are not able to change public opinion, even great, communicators usually fail to obtain the public's support for their high-priority initiatives. According to Edwards, the bully pulpit has proven infective not only for achieving majority support but also for increasing support from a smaller base. Focusing on presidents' personae, their messages, and the American public, he explains why presidents are typically unable to move public opinion and suggests that their efforts to do so may be counterproductive
Government in America : people, politics, and policy by George C Edwards( Book )

107 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics matters. That is the core message of this book ... [The authors] wrote [this book] to provide [their] readers with a better understanding of [the] political system. [It] frames its content with a public policy approach to government in the United States.-Pref
Presidential leadership : politics and policy making by George C Edwards( Book )

38 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential. Nomination Process, presidential election. presidential and the media. President and congress. President and judiciary. Domestic and foreign policies
At the margins : presidential leadership of Congress by George C Edwards( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strategic president : persuasion and opportunity in presidential leadership by George C Edwards( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that presidents can accomplish much more by finding ways to capitalize on public opinion than they can by trying to persuade others to support their political stances, including examples from the careers of Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan
Studying the Presidency( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of the American presidency by George C Edwards( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With engaging, new contributions from major figures in the field, 'The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency' provides the key point of reference for anyone working in American politics today
The public presidency : the pursuit of popular support by George C Edwards( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementing public policy by George C Edwards( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential approval : a sourcebook by George C Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polarized presidency of George W. Bush by George C Edwards( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the first major studies of the Bush presidency in which the contributors succeed in looking beyond the simplistic stereotypes of the administration to establish how decisions are taken and how well the administration performs in governing
Overreach : leadership in the Obama presidency by George C Edwards( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presidential scholar argues that in President Obama's first two years in office, his policies failed because of his use of persuasion on the public instead of exploiting Democratic opportunities that already existed
The policy predicament : making and implementing public policy by George C Edwards( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Portuguese and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential influence in Congress by George C Edwards( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidency and public policy making( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researching the presidency : vital questions, new approaches( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National security and the U.S. Constitution : the impact of the political system( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicting the presidency : the potential of persuasive leadership by George C Edwards( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of Americans - including many experienced politicians - viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential persuasion. Yet many who were inspired by candidate Obama were disappointed in what he was able to accomplish once in the White House. They could not understand why he often was unable to leverage his position and political skills to move the public and Congress to support his initiatives. 'Predicting the Presidency' explains why Obama had such difficulty bringing about the change he promised, and challenges the conventional wisdom about presidential leadership
Governing by campaigning : the politics of the Bush presidency by George C Edwards( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This brief text, by one of the foremost experts on the presidency, explores how the Bush administration has attempted sweeping changes in public policy - without broad support for doing so - by taking its case to the American public more than any other president in history."--Jacket
 
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Why the electoral college is bad for America
Alternative Names
Edwards, George

Edwards, George C.

Edwards, George C. III

Edwards, George C. III. 1947-

Edwards, George III

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On deaf ears : the limits of the bully pulpitGovernment in America : people, politics, and policyPresidential leadership : politics and policy makingAt the margins : presidential leadership of CongressThe strategic president : persuasion and opportunity in presidential leadershipThe Oxford handbook of the American presidencyThe polarized presidency of George W. BushThe presidency and public policy making