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THE MODERN PRESIDENCY, Fifth Edition, is a concise, accessible and sophisticated text on the presidency. Case studies-a major strength of this short text-illustrate important aspects of presidential action and decision-making. Written by a top scholar on the presidency, and thoroughly updated through 2006 to include the presidency of George W. Bush, the text deals not only with presidents as individuals, but also with the large institutions that make up the modern presidency.
1. The Presidency: Origins and Powers. 2. The President and the Public. 3. The White House Organization and Staff. 4. The Institutional Presidency. 5. The Cabinet and the Executive Branch. 6. The President and Congress. 7. The President and National Security. 8. Abuse of Power and Presidential Reputation.