Share this
PREVIOUS ARTICLE ALL CONTENTS Next ARTICLE

Presidential Cabinet Making: Lessons for the Political System
Nelson W. Polsby suggests that the pattern of appointments in the Carter cabinet shows a type of presidential leadership that the Nixon presidency did not put out of style. The causes of President Carter's brand of leadership are traced to the Democratic nomination process, however, rather than to attitudes about presidential authority that Carter evidently does not share with former president Nixon.

More by This Author

Elections at Home and Abroad, M. Kent Jennings and Thomas E. Mann Reviewed by Nelson W. Polsby

Social Science Quotations, Volume 19 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Robert K. Merton and David L. Sills Reviewed by Nelson W. Polsby

The Politics of Rich and Poor: Wealth and the American Electorate in the Reagan Aftermath, Kevin Phillips Reviewed by Nelson W. Polsby

Jimmy Carter as President: Leadership and the Politics of the Public Good, Erwin C. Hargrove Reviewed by Nelson W. Polsby

Images of Voting/Visions of Democracy, Peter B. Natchez Reviewed by Nelson W. Polsby

more by this author

About PSQ's Editor

ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO

Full Access

Join the Academy of Political Science and automatically receive Political Science Quarterly.

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

WEBINAR
Policing: The Change America is Awaiting
July 23, 2020
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST

MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT VIEW ALL EVENTS

Editor’s spotlight

Race and Public Policy

Social Policy and the Welfare of Black Americans: From Rights to Resources
Charles V. Hamilton

Getting into the Black: Race, Wealth, and Public Policy
Dalton Conley

MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC

Search the Archives

Publishing since 1886, PSQ is the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal with distinguished contributors such as: Lisa Anderson, Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert Jervis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Theda Skocpol, Woodrow Wilson

view additional issues

Most read

Articles | Book reviews

Understanding the Bush Doctrine
Robert Jervis

The Study of Administration
Woodrow Wilson

Notes on Roosevelt's "Quarantine" Speech
Dorothy Borg

view all

New APS Book

Presidential Selection and Democracy   PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION AND DEMOCRACY

About US

Academy of Political Science

The Academy of Political Science, promotes objective, scholarly analyses of political, social, and economic issues. Through its conferences and publications APS provides analysis and insight into both domestic and foreign policy issues.

Political Science Quarterly

With neither an ideological nor a partisan bias, PSQ looks at facts and analyzes data objectively to help readers understand what is really going on in national and world affairs.

Stay Connected

newsstand locator
About APS