Understanding the Presidency / Edition 7

Understanding the Presidency / Edition 7

by James P Pfiffner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205864686

ISBN-13: 9780205864683

Pub. Date: 03/02/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Bringing together historic documents and modern scholarship, Understanding the Presidency provides students with a blend of classic and contemporary readings on the presidency to ground and expand their knowledge of the highest office in the land. The new edition of this popular reader gives students the analytical tools needed to make sense of the modern

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Bringing together historic documents and modern scholarship, Understanding the Presidency provides students with a blend of classic and contemporary readings on the presidency to ground and expand their knowledge of the highest office in the land. The new edition of this popular reader gives students the analytical tools needed to make sense of the modern presidency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205864683
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/02/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I. CONSTITUTIONAL ORIGINS OF THE PRESIDENCYReading 1. James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison Reading 2. Federalist No. 69, Alexander Hamilton Reading 3. Federalist No. 70, Alexander Hamilton Reading 4. To the Citizens of the State of New York, George Clinton Reading 5. Reevaluating the Electoral College, James P. Pfiffner SECTION II. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE PRESIDENCY Reading 6. The Strict Constructionist Presidency, William Howard Taft Reading 7. The Stewardship Presidency, Theodore Roosevelt Reading 8. The Public Presidency, Woodrow Wilson Reading 9. The Prerogative Presidency, Abraham Lincoln Reading 10. The Presidency in the Political Order, Stephen Skowronek SECTION III. SELECTING PRESIDENTS: CAMPAIGNS, ELECTIONS, AND MANDATES Reading 11. Nomination Politics, Party Unity, and Presidential Elections, James E. Campbell Reading 12. A High Speed Chase: Presidential Aspirants and the Nomination Process, Lara M. Brown Reading 13.The Changing Dynamics of Presidential Election Fundraising: From 2008 to an Early Look at the 2012 Election, Gregory Fortelny, Peter L. Francia, and Clyde Wilcox Reading 14. The Magnitude of the 2008 Democratic Victory: By the Numbers, James Ceaser and Daniel DiSalvo Reading 15. The Myth of Presidential Mandate, Robert A. Dahl Reading 16. Changing Tides: Public Opinion, Campaigns, and Governance, 2004-2012, Roger H. Davidson SECTION IV. THE PUBLIC PRESIDENCY: PRESS, MEDIA, AND PUBLIC APPROVAL Reading 17. The Permanent Campaign, Hugh Heclo Reading 18. Legislative Success and Political Failure: The Public's Reaction to Barak Obama's Early Presidency, Gary Jacobson Reading 19. The Presidency and Image Management: Discipline in Pursuit of Illusion, Jeremy D. Mayer Reading 20. The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney?, George C. Edwards, III SECTION V. THE INSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENCY Reading 21. The White House Staff, The President's Committee on Administrative Management (Brownlow Committee) Reading 22. The Changing Presidential Office, Hugh Heclo Reading 23. Presidential Appointments and the Office of Presidential Personnel, Bradley H. Patterson and James P. Pfiffner Reading 24. The Administrative Presidency, Unilateral Power, and the Unitary Executive Theory, Richard W. Waterman SECTION VI. THE SEPERATION OF POWERS Reading 25. Presidential Relations with Congress, Roger H. Davidson Reading 26. The Disappearing Political Center, Sarah A. Binder Reading 27. Presidents and the Judicial Appointments Process, John Anthony Maltese Reading 28. The Tea Party at the Election, Zachary Courser SECTION VII. POLICY LEADERSHIP Reading 29. The Presidential "Hundred Days", Richard E. Neustadt Reading 30. Obama Becomes President: Policy Development and Leadership, John P. Burke Reading 31. Unilateral Powers: A Brief Overview, William G. Howell Reading 32. Prerogative Power and the War on Terrorism, Richard Pious Reading 33. Decision Making in the Obama White House, James P. Pfiffner SECTION VIII. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND NATIONAL SECURITY Reading 34. Presidential Power in National Security, Louis Fisher Reading 35. Deference and Defiance: The Shifting Rhythms of Executive-Legislative Relations in Foreign Policy, James A. Lindsey Reading 36. Constraining Executive Power: George W. Bush and the Constitution, James P. Pfiffner Reading 37. The Commander in Chief and the Courts, Jules Lobel Reading 38. President Obama's War in Libya, Louis Fisher SECTION IX. EVALUATING PRESIDENTS: GREATNESS AND ABUSE OF POWER Reading 39. Three Crises of Character in the Modern Presidency, James P. Pfiffner Reading 40. "If Men Were Angels...": Presidential Leadership and Accountability, Thomas E. Cronin and Michael A. Genovese Reading 41. Presidential Character and Judgment: Obama's Afghanistan and Health Care Decisions, Stephen J. Wayne Reading 42. A New Imperial Presidency?, Andrew Rudalevige

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