Czars in the White House: The Rise of Policy Czars as Presidential Management Tools
Czars in the White House: The Rise of Policy Czars as Presidential Management Tools

Czars in the White House: The Rise of Policy Czars as Presidential Management Tools

by Justin S. Vaughn, Jose D. Villalobos

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ISBN-13: 9780472036943
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Justin S. Vaughn is Associate Professor of Political Science at Boise State University. 
José D. Villalobos is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

List of Abbreviations xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What Is a Czar? 9

Chapter 2 Why Czars? A Theoretical Explanation for the Rise of Presidential Policy Czars 21

Chapter 3 The Gradual Institutionalization of America's Energy Policy: The Case of the Energy Czar 41

Chapter 4 Commanding the War on Drugs: The Drug Czar and the Office of National Drug Control Policy 61

Chapter 5 Founding and Fumbling the AIDS Czar: Bill Clinton and the Office of National AIDS Policy 99

Chapter 6 Coordination in a Post-9/11 World: George W. Bush's Czars and the War on Terror 123

Chapter 7 War of the Czars: The Battle over Barack Obama's White House Staff 147

Conclusion 165

Notes 175

Bibliography 201

Index 225

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