The Managerial Presidency / Edition 2

The Managerial Presidency / Edition 2

by James P. Pfiffner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890968608

ISBN-13: 9780890968604

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


As the scope and size of the U.S. government has expanded, the importance of good management to the success of a presidency has also increased. Although good management cannot guarantee political or policy success, poor management can certainly undermine good policy and political efforts.

In this second edition of The Managerial Presidency James P.

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As the scope and size of the U.S. government has expanded, the importance of good management to the success of a presidency has also increased. Although good management cannot guarantee political or policy success, poor management can certainly undermine good policy and political efforts.

In this second edition of The Managerial Presidency James P. Pfiffner brings together both classic analyses and more recent treatments of managerial issues that affect the presidency. Some of the foremost presidency scholars have contributed to this volume, including Richard Neustadt, Charles O. Jones, Hugh Heclo, George Edwards, and Louis Fisher. This second edition includes more recent scholarship by Roger Porter, Steven Kelman, Peri Arnold, and Ronald Moe.

The focus of this collection is the extent to which presidents can exercise control over the executive branch bureaucracies and whether it is wise for them to exert that control. Part one deals with the question of how to organize the White House staff. If this organizational problem is not resolved, solving the broader problems of organization and policy will be that much more difficult. Part two addresses the question of how much control presidents should exert over the departments and agencies of the executive branch and how the White House staff and other political appointees relate to career civil servants. The final section examines presidential managerial reform efforts and the congressional role in managing the government.

Although the contributors to this collection do not all agree on how the presidency should be managed, there is surprising consensus on which questions ought to be asked. The analyses addressing those questions will be of interest to students and scholars of the modern presidency as well as those interested in executive leadership and public administration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890968604
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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