Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars: Presidential Influence and the Politics of Pork

by Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly


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“This book adds broadly to the dynamics of presidential leadership in Congress and makes a real contribution to the literature on presidential influence in Congress.”
–Lance T. LeLoup, Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Washington State University

“Do you want to know how Washington really works? Read Frisch and Kelly’s Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars. They bring to life the events surrounding a critical turning point in the Carter Presidency. This is required reading for anyone interested in presidential leadership in Congress.”
–Representative Butler Derrick (D-South Carolina, retired)

“Frisch and Kelly not only tell a great story, but also systematically analyze the effect of Carter administration efforts to lobby members of Congress. The result is an important study of presidential influence in Congress.”
–John Anthony Maltese, Albert Berry Saye Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia


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