This text offers a fresh look at the evolving relationship between the president and Congress. By focusing heavily on the historical, legal, and political perspectives that shape the interaction of the two branches. Presidency and Congress seeks in part to counter the narrow and historical nature of each modern presidential-congressional analysis. The text examines the trends that have led to the rise of the modern strong presidency, the apparent decline of Congress, and the implications of theses trends for the constitutional separation of powers.
CHAPTER 1: Foundations of the Presidential-Congressional RelationshipCHAPTER 2: The Evolving Relationship CHAPTER 3: The Domestic Realm I: The Legislative Presidency CHAPTER 4: The Domestic Realm II: Explaining Presidential-Congressional Interaction CHAPTER 5: Foreign Affairs I: Who Steers the Ship of State CHAPTER 6: Foreign Affairs II: Ah, Diplomacy CHAPTER 7: Conclusion: Is the Separation of Power Obsolete