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On the other hand, the public perception of presidential leadership creates the expectation that the president can and should solve any problem plaguing the nation, even if that problem is beyond the scope of the presidency’s powers. Political scientist Paul C. Light has undertaken perhaps the most comprehensive analysis regarding the development and pursuit of presidential domestic agendas. Light identifies two sets of resources that directly bear on a president’s agenda. The first is composed of internal resources, such as time, information, expertise, and energy.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1989; Pederson, William D. ” In The “Barberian” Presidency, edited by William D. Pederson, 113–128. New York: P. Lang, 1989; ———. ” In The American Revolution, 1775–1783, Volume 1, edited by Richard L. Blanco, 32–33. New York: Garland Publishing, 1983; ———, and Frank J. Williams. ” In George Washington, Foundation of Presidential Leadership and Character, edited by Ethan Fishman, William D. Pederson, and Mark Rozell, 143–161. : Praeger, 2001. —William D. Pederson Anderson, John B.

Ostensibly the embargo’s purpose was to improve Jewish immigration from the Soviet Union. Interestingly, a leader of the anti-détente forces was from a wheat-exporting state. The unintended but obvious outcome was a grand opening for agri-producers in other parts of the world who promptly stepped in to fill the void. Urbanized America today is far different from the earlier times when agriculture was more easily recognized as an important component of the overall economy. Increasingly urban interests and demands have shaped agriculture policy.

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