Managing the President's Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formulation / Edition 1

Managing the President's Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formulation / Edition 1

by Andrew Rudalevige
     
 

"This is an impressive piece of work—extremely well written, clear and exhaustive, almost to a fault. Reflecting immense effort and scholarship, it offers presidency scholars new data, new insights, and interesting, often surprising findings. Managing the President's Program will soon take its place as the standard reference for work dealing with

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"This is an impressive piece of work—extremely well written, clear and exhaustive, almost to a fault. Reflecting immense effort and scholarship, it offers presidency scholars new data, new insights, and interesting, often surprising findings. Managing the President's Program will soon take its place as the standard reference for work dealing with presidential-bureaucratic policymaking and its consequences."—Daniel Ponder, University of Colorado

"Andrew Rudalevige has gained access to an exceedingly important and long awaited data set and will be the first one to publish results. He makes a very good case for the importance of centralization and ties this to the growing literature of 'new institutionalism,' an important emerging approach in quantitative studies of the presidency. His book will get considerable and deserved attention."—Steven Shull, University of New Orleans

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691095011
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Ch. 1Managing the President's Program: Necessary and Contingent Truths1
Ch. 2Bargaining, Transaction Costs, and Contingent Centralization18
Ch. 3The President's Program: History and Conventional Wisdom41
Ch. 4The President's Program: An Empirical Overview63
Ch. 5Putting Centralization to the Test86
Ch. 6Congress Is a Whiskey Drinker: Centralization and Legislative Success113
Ch. 7The Odds Are with the House: The Limits of Centralization134
Ch. 8Hard Choices152
App.: Additional Data and Alternate Specifications165
Notes187
References245
Index265

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