Understanding the Presidency / Edition 6

Understanding the Presidency / Edition 6

by James P. Pfiffner, Roger H. Davidson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205791581

ISBN-13: 9780205791583

Pub. Date: 02/26/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Bringing historic documents and modern scholarship together, Understanding the Presidency provides students with a blend of classic and contemporary readings on the presidency to establish and expand their knowledge of the highest office in the land.

The sixth edition is updated with new readings covering the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008, the legacy

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Overview

Bringing historic documents and modern scholarship together, Understanding the Presidency provides students with a blend of classic and contemporary readings on the presidency to establish and expand their knowledge of the highest office in the land.

The sixth edition is updated with new readings covering the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008, the legacy of the George W. Bush administration, and the expansion of executive privilege. This collection of articles offers students a combination of contemporary scholarship-some penned exclusively for this edition-classic scholarly analyses, and historical perspectives, showing how the events of the past two centuries have led the executive branch to where it is today.

New Readings for the Sixth Edition

Richard W. Waterman, "The Administrative Presidency, Unilateral Power, and the Unitary Executive Theory"

John P. Burke, "Obama Becomes President: Policy Development and Leadership"

Peter Francia, Gregory Fortelny, and Clyde Wilcox, "The Obama Juggernaut: Presidential Fundraising in 2008"

James Ceasar and Daniel DiSalvo, "The Magnitude of the 2008 Democratic Victory: By the Numbers"

Roger H. Davidson, "Changing Tides: Public Opinion, Campaigns, and Governance, 2004-2009"

Mark Rozell and Mitchel Sollenberger, "Executive Privilege and the U.S. Attorneys Firings"

James P. Pfiffner, "Decision Making in the Bush White House"

Louis Fisher, "Presidential Power in National Security"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205791583
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/26/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. 1Constitutional Origins of the Presidency1
1The Creation of the Presidency4
2James Madison to Thomas Jefferson10
3Federalist No. 6912
4Federalist No. 7015
5To the Citizens of the State of New York18
Sect. 2Historical Perspectives on the Presidency23
6The Strict Constructionist Presidency27
7The Stewardship Presidency29
8The Public Presidency31
9The Prerogative Presidency34
10Toward a Modern Presidency36
Sect. 3Selecting Presidents: Campaigns, Elections, and Mandates41
11Evaluating and Reforming the Presidential Nominating Process45
12Out of Order: Games and Governing53
13The Myth of Presidential Mandate60
14From Campaigning to Governing: The Challenge of Taking Over70
Sect. 4The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval85
15The Press and the Presidency88
16The Cynical White House Media99
17Spin Control in the White House103
18Presidents as Party Leaders115
19Public Opinion Polls: The New Referendum124
Sect. 5The Institutional Presidency133
20The President's Cabinet136
21The Evolution of the White House Staff156
22The Changing Presidential Office169
23Can the President Manage the Government?180
24Bureaucracy in the American Constitutional Order196
Sect. 6Domestic Policy Leadership205
25The Hundred Days208
26Domestic Policy Leadership in the First Year215
27The Presidency and Domestic Policy: The Civil Rights Act of 1964232
28Presidential Management of the Economy244
Sect. 7Commander-in-Chief and National Security259
29Invitation to Struggle: The President, Congress, and National Security262
30National Security: The Rise of the Assistant (1961-1981)272
31Iran-Contra: What Was Wrong292
32Making Foreign Policy: President and Congress303
33Presidential Policy-Making and the Gulf War309
Sect. 8The Separation of Powers323
34The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney?326
35Presidential-Congressional Relations336
36Representation, Accountability, and Efficiency in Divided Party Control of Government348
37The Presidency in a Separated System358
38Is the Separation of Powers Obsolete? The Congressional-Presidential Balance of Power368
39Presidential Power and the Courts383
Sect. 9Evaluating Presidents: Greatness and Abuse of Power397
40The Finitude of Presidential Power400
41The American Monarchy419
42Watergate: Implications for Responsible Government423
43Being Liked and Being President432
44What Makes a Good Leader?437
45Presidential Character445

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