Organizing the Presidency / Edition 2

Organizing the Presidency / Edition 2

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Organizing the Presidency / Edition 2

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated in March 1933, the White House staff numbered fewer than fifty people. In the ensuing years, as the United States became a world power and both the foreign and domestic duties of the president grew more complex, the White House staff has increased twentyfold. This books asks how best to manage a presidency that itself has become a bureaucracy. In the third edition of Organizing the Presidency, Stephen Hess, with the assistance of James P. Pfiffner, surveys presidential organizations from Roosevelt¡¯s to George W. Bush¡¯s, examining the changing responsibilities of the executive branch jobs and their relationships with one another, Capitol Hill, and the permanent government. He also describes the kinds of people who have filled these positions and the intentions of the presidents who appointed them.

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ISBN-13: 9780815736264
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 10/28/1988
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 273
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1The Evolving Modern Presidency1
Part 1Evolution, 1933-2002
2A Composite Presidency11
3Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-194521
4Harry S. Truman, 1945-195336
5Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-196149
6John F. Kennedy, 1961-196365
7Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-196978
8Richard M. Nixon, 1969-1974 Gerald R. Ford, 1974-197791
9Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981 Ronald W. Reagan, 1981-1989122
10George H. W. Bush, 1989-1993 William J. Clinton, 1993-2001146
11George W. Bush, 2001-164
Part 2Redefining the Presidential Task
12The White House/Cabinet Nexus177
13Toward a More Functional Presidency198
AAdvice for a President-Elect, 1976-1977211
BTransition Planning, 1980235

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