Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations / Edition 3

Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations / Edition 3

by James A. Thurber
     
 

Thurber (government, American U.) presents 12 chapters penned by political and legal scholars, journalists, former White House and Capitol Hill staffers, former members of Congress on the balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches of the US federal government. Representing a diversity of viewpoints and approaches the contributions consider… See more details below

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Thurber (government, American U.) presents 12 chapters penned by political and legal scholars, journalists, former White House and Capitol Hill staffers, former members of Congress on the balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches of the US federal government. Representing a diversity of viewpoints and approaches the contributions consider structural reasons for recent polarized politics, the steady increase of the legislative role of the president, the impact of campaigns on presidential-congressional relations, the impact of party leadership on inter-institutional relations, the institutional context of veto bargaining, the politics of the federal budget process, and other issues. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742536821
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

James A. Thurber is University Distinguished Professor of Government and founder and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Preface
1An Introduction to Presidential-Congressional Rivalry1
2The President and Congress at the Turn of the Century: Structural Sources of Conflict27
3Presidential Leadership of Congress: A Functional and Institutional History49
4The Presidency and Congressional Leadership71
5The Impact of Campaigns on Presidential-Congressional Relations89
6Presidential Influence on Congress: New Solutions to Old Problems105
7Successful Influence: Managing Legislative Affairs in the Twenty-first Century141
8Herding Cats: Presidential Coalition Building in the Senate163
9Politics of the Federal Budget Process185
10The Making of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Roles of the President and Congress over Four Decades207
11Clinton's Military Actions: No Rivals in Sight229
12Conclusions about Congressional-Presidential Rivalries255
Index271
About the Contributors283

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