Discussion 3: Skowronek and Political Time — Placing Presidents in Relation to Governing Regimes
Skowronek argues that presidents face different leadership situations as they play specific roles in establishing or trying to maintain a political regime (political coalition). Please write a post exploring the nature of Skowronek’s argument and considering how it potentially helps us to understand the presidency. Your answer should consider some specific insights from the readings.
2. How does Skowronek’s approach potentially complicate the contrast between a traditional presidency and a modern presidency?
4. How might Skowronek’s perspective help us to think about the Obama and/or Trump Administrations (not addressed in the reading)?
*Please make sure to cite page numbers.