Presidential Rhetoric and the Public Agenda

Governance Salon featuring Andrew Whitford, University of Georgia

The bully pulpit is one of the modern president’s most powerful tools — and one of the most elusive to measure. Presidential Rhetoric and the Public Agenda uses the war on drugs as a case study to explore whether and how a president’s public statements affect the formation and carrying out of policy in the United States.

Andrew Whitford is Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.