The Best Job in Politics

Exploring How Governors Succeed as Policy Leaders

Alan Rosenthal,

The Best Job in Politics: Exploring How Governors Succeed as Policy Leaders
 
 
"My worst day as governor was better than my best day as a United States senator."
—Former Governor Tim Carper (D-DE, 1993–2001)

Governors—both in, and now out of, office—see the job as the best in politics. Why is that? Drawing on a survey of former governors, personal interviews, as well as gubernatorial memoirs and biographies, Rosenthal shows students how and why governors succeed as policy leaders and makes a case as to why some governors are better at leveraging the institutional advantages of the office.


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