Strategic Presidency: Hitting the Ground Running / Edition 2

Strategic Presidency: Hitting the Ground Running / Edition 2

by James P. Pfiffner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700607692

ISBN-13: 2900700607692

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"The best book on the importance of presidential transitions to the long-term successes of administrations. Contemporary scholars and practitioners will be especially interested in Pfiffner's timely treatment of the problems that surrounded the Clinton administration's troubled start."—Mark J. Rozell, author of The Press and the Carter Presidency and

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"The best book on the importance of presidential transitions to the long-term successes of administrations. Contemporary scholars and practitioners will be especially interested in Pfiffner's timely treatment of the problems that surrounded the Clinton administration's troubled start."—Mark J. Rozell, author of The Press and the Carter Presidency and Executive Privilege

"Should be required reading for Presidential candidates, their staffs, and anyone who hopes to understand how it works inside the White House. It's a guide to how to do it and how not to do it."—John Ehrlichman

"A modest classic in the literature on the presidency that is both scholarly and practical-a unique combination."—Joseph A. Pika, author of The Presidential Contest and The Politics of the Presidency

Author Biography: James P. Pfiffner, professor of government and public policy at George Mason University, is the author of The Modern Presidency and The President, the Budget, and Congress and the editor of The Managerial Presidency

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900700607692
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Studies in Government and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
Second Edition Revised
Pages:
272

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Introduction: Taking over the Government

1. Organizing the White House

2. The Holy Grail of "True" Cabinet Government

3. Personnel Control: Staffing the Administration

4. Presidential Control of the Bureaucracy

5. Taking over the Budget

6. Moving the President's Legislative Agenda

7. The Bush Transition: A Friendly Takeover

8. The Clinton Transition: Hitting the Ground Walking

Conclusion: The Strategic Presidency

Notes

About the Author

Index

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