Presidency and the Political System

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The Presidency and the Political System, now in an updated edition, incorporates the most recent research and scholarship on the presidency, exploring important aspects of the relationship between the presidency and the other components of our political system.

This thought-provoking collection of 20 essays (written expressly for this volume) by leading political and presidential scholars provides readers with the most balanced, accessible, and...

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Overview

The Presidency and the Political System, now in an updated edition, incorporates the most recent research and scholarship on the presidency, exploring important aspects of the relationship between the presidency and the other components of our political system.

This thought-provoking collection of 20 essays (written expressly for this volume) by leading political and presidential scholars provides readers with the most balanced, accessible, and compelling material available on our nation's highest office.

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Two dozen academic contributors<-->including editor Nelson (political science, Rhodes College)<-->analyze "who gets what, when, and how" within the context of the executive branch of the US political system. In addition to discussing issues in the second term of the Clinton administration since the text's last edition, they broadly address in original essays with editorial introductions: approaches to the presidency, elements of presidential power, presidential selection, presidents and politics, and presidents and government. Paper edition (unseen), $30.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780871877864
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 609

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1 Evaluating the Presidency 3
2 Studying the Presidency: Why Presidents Need Political Scientists 29
3 The American Presidency in Comparative Perspective: Systems, Situations, and Leaders 62
4 The Two Constitutional Presidencies 91
5 Presidential Leadership in Political Time 124
6 Presidential Competence 171
7 The Psychological Presidency 199
8 Second-Term Presidencies: The Aging of Administrations 223
9 The Presidency and the Nominating Process 251
10 The Presidency and the Election Campaign: Framing the Choice in 1996 275
11 The Presidency and the Public: Leadership as Spectacle 299
12 The President and the Press: Negotiating Newsworthiness at the White House 323
13 The Presidency, Social Forces, and Interest Groups: Why Presidents Can No Longer Govern 358
14 The Presidency and the Political Parties 374
15 The Institutional Presidency 411
16 The Presidency and the Bureaucracy: The Presidential Advantage 437
17 The President and Congress 469
18 The Presidency and the Judiciary 499
19 The Vice Presidency: New Opportunities, Old Constraints 527
20 Divided Government and Policy Making: Negotiating the Laws 565
Index 589
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