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The American Governor

Power, Constraint, and Leadership in The States

  • David P. Redlawsk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Studying the American Governor

    1. David P. Redlawsk
      Pages 1-10
  3. Governors: Power and Constraint

  4. Governors as Policy and Ideological Leaders

  5. Governors in Popular Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. John Weingart
      Pages 201-226
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-263

About this book


This volume brings together a broad range of research on governors in the American states, examining governors as potentially powerful leaders who are subject to a range of constraints, as well as considering how individual governors may choose leadership paths that either enhance or detract from that power.


U.S. States Governor Federalism State Politics Executive Leadership Political Power Political Constraints conflict Design executive Institution Legislative Policy politics state

Editors and affiliations

  • David P. Redlawsk
    • 1
  1. 1.New BrunswickUSA

About the editors

Saladin Ambar, Lehigh University, USA Matthew Delmont, Scripts College, USA Gbemende Johnson, Hamilton College, USA Jason Kirk, Elon University, USA Ashley Koning, Rutgers University, USA Christopher Larimer, University of Northern Iowa, USA Robert McGrath, George Mason University, USA Jon Rogowski, University of Chicago, USA Brandon Rottinghaus, University of Houston, USA Josh Ryan, Bradley University, USA Trygve Throntveit, Harvard University, USA Sophia J. Wallace, Rutgers University, USA John Weingart, Rutgers University, USA

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