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American Presidency
     

American Presidency

by James Warren Davis
 
This is a thoroughly revised, in-depth analysis of the American presidency by a major scholar in the field. The main goal of the text is to explain how the president's ability to implement policy is circumscribed by several major factors: *the Madisonian separation of powers; *the decentralized power structure in Congress; *the number of cross-party coalitions needed

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This is a thoroughly revised, in-depth analysis of the American presidency by a major scholar in the field. The main goal of the text is to explain how the president's ability to implement policy is circumscribed by several major factors: *the Madisonian separation of powers; *the decentralized power structure in Congress; *the number of cross-party coalitions needed to pass legislation; *a slow-moving federal bureaucracy; and *the powerful influence of special interest groups opposed to many presidential initiatives.

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Extensively revised, this textbook covers the presidency from Washington to Clinton, the nomination and elections processes, the president's many roles, and the president's relationship with Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Vice President. Also discusses proposed reforms and the public's changing expectations of the presidency. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780060415587
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Pages:
482

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