Researching the Presidency: Vital Questions, New Approaches / Edition 1

Researching the Presidency: Vital Questions, New Approaches / Edition 1

by George C. Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 082295494X

ISBN-13: 9780822954941

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

This collection brings together two groups of scholars. The first, persons active in presidential research, assess the state of the literature in the recruitment and selection of presidential candidates, presidential personality, advisory networks, policy making, evaluations of presidents, and comparative analysis of chief executives.

A second group of scholars,

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Overview

This collection brings together two groups of scholars. The first, persons active in presidential research, assess the state of the literature in the recruitment and selection of presidential candidates, presidential personality, advisory networks, policy making, evaluations of presidents, and comparative analysis of chief executives.

A second group of scholars, specialists in cognitive psychology, formal theory, organization theory, leadership theory, institutionalism, and methodology, apply their expertise to the analysis of the presidentcy in an effort to generate innovative approaches to presidential research. By taking a fresh look at a well-established field, these groundbreaking essays encourage scholars to renew their emphasis on explanation in research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822954941
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Political Science Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction3
Pt. IAssessments
1Presidential Selection23
2Presidential Personality and Leadership Style69
3Advising the President111
4Presidential Policy Making161
Pt. IIApproaches
5Studying Presidential Leadership203
6Cognitive Theory and the Presidency233
7Organization Theory and the Presidency267
8Formal Theory and the Presidency289
9Presidents, Institutions, and Theory337
10The Methodology of Presidential Research387
Pt. IIIComparisons
11Foundations of Power415
12Evaluating Presidents453
Conclusion485
Notes on Contributors493

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