Understanding The Presidency / Edition 4

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The selections in this reader were chosen with two aims in mind: (1) to provide a historical perspective, so often neglected in similar texts, that explains how the events of the past two centuries led us to where we are today, and (2) to present the most important current issues that are shaping the Bush administration and the presidency. This collection of readings offers students a combination of “classic” scholarly analyses, the best of current scholarship, and engaging insights into the nature of the contemporary presidency.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321434357
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 8/11/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


  Section 1   Constitutional Origins of the Presidency 1

   Reading 1 James Madison to Thomas Jefferson 

James Madison

   Reading 2 Federalist No. 69 

Alexander Hamilton

   Reading 3 Federalist No. 70 

Alexander Hamilton

   Reading 4    Constitutional Qualifications for President

      Michael Nelson

Reading 5 Reevaluating the Electoral College 

James P. Pfiffner

  Section 2   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 Toward a Modern Presidency 

Fred I. Greenstein

Reading 11 The Presidency in the Political Order 

Stephen Skowronek

  Section 3   Selecting Presidents: Campaigns, Elections, and Mandates  

Reading 12 Nomination Politics, Party Unity, and Presidential Elections 

James E. Campbell

Reading 13 Campaigning for Cash Amid Chaos?

Louis Dezseran and Clyde Wilcox

Reading 14 Party Favors 

Robert B. Reich

Reading 15 The Presidential Election of 2000 

Gerald M. Pomper

Reading 16 The Presidential “Hundred Days” 

Richard E. Neustadt

Reading 17 The Myth of Presidential Mandate 

Robert A. Dahl

  Reading 18   Presidential Campaigning and Presidential Governance: The Case of 2004


Roger H. Davidson

READING 19   The “Permanent Campaign”

   Hugh Heclo

  Section 4   The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval

Reading 20 The Press and the Presidency 

Mark J. Rozell

Reading 21 The Presidency and Image Management

Jeremy D. Mayer

Reading 22 The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney? 

George C. Edwards, III

Reading 23 Presidential Persuasion and Press Coverage of the War in Iraq

Caroline Heldman

Reading 24  Presidential Impeachment Politics

Richard M. Pious

  Section 5   The Institutional Presidency   

Reading 25 The White House Staff 

The President’s Committee on Administrative Management (Brownlow Committee)

Reading 26 Can the President Manage the Government? 

James P. Pfiffner

Reading 27 Locked in the Cabinet 

Robert B. Reich

Reading 28 The Changing Presidential Office

Hugh Heclo

Reading 29 Bureaucracy in the American Constitutional Order 

Francis E. Rourke

Reading 30 Presidential Appointments and the Office of Presidential Personnel

Bradley H. Patterson and James P. Pfiffner

  Section 6   The Separation of Powers

Reading 31 Presidential Relations with Congress 

Roger H. Davidson

Reading 32 The Disappearing Political Center 

Sarah A. Binder

Reading 33 Is the Separation of Powers Obsolete?

Robert J. Spitzer

Reading 34 Presidents and the Judicial Appointment Process

John Anthony Maltese

  Section 7   Domestic Policy Leadership

Reading 35 The Hundred Days 

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Reading 36 The Power to Persuade 

Richard E. Neustadt

Reading 37 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 

Robert D. Loevy

Reading 38 Unilateral Powers: A Brief Overview

William G. Howell

Section 8   Commander-in-Chief and National Security

Reading 39 Invitation to Struggle: The President, Congress, and National Security 

Louis Fisher

  Reading 40 Deference and Defiance: The Shifting Rhythms of Executive-Legislative Relations in Foreign Policy

James A. Lindsey

Reading 41 Demise of the War Clause 

David Mervin

Reading 42 Iran—Contra: What Was Wrong 

Report of the President’s Special Review Board

  READING 43   Condoleezza Rice as NSC Advisor

      John P. Burke

  Section 9   Evaluating Presidents: Greatness and Abuse of Power  

Reading 44 Three Crises of Character in the Modern Presidency 

James P. Pfiffner

Reading 45 Being Liked and Being President 

Paul Brace and Barbara Hinckley

Reading 46 “If Men Were Angels . . . .”: Presidential Leadership and Accountability

Thomas E. Cronin and Michael A. Genovese

Reading 47 The Transformation of the Bush Presidency

James P. Pfiffner

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