The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

by George C. Edwards III, William G. Howell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199604418
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 896
Sales rank: 808,923
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

George C. Edwards III is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University and holds the Chair in Presidential Studies. A leading scholar of the presidency, he has written or edited 23 books on American politics and public policy making. He is also editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly and consulting editor of The Oxford Handbook of American Politics series. Professor Edwards has served as president of the Presidency Research Section of the American Political Science Association, which has named its annual dissertation prize in his honor and awarded him its Career Service Award.

William G. Howell is an Professor in American Politics in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. His recent research examines how domestic political institutions constrain the president's ability to exercise military force abroad. Before coming to the Harris School, Howell taught in the government department at Harvard University and the political science department at the University of Wisconsin. In 2000, he received a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, George C. Edwards III and William G. Howell
Part One: Approaches to Studying the Presidency
2. Quantitative Approaches to the Study of the Presidency, William G. Howell
3. Game Theory and the Study of the American Presidency, Brandice Canes-Wrone
4. Historical Institutionalism, Political Development, and the Presidency, Scott C. James
Part Two: Precursors to Governance
5. Presidential Transitions, James P. Pfiffner
6. Presidents and the Political Agenda, B. Dan Wood
Part Three: The Public Presidency
7. Public Expectations of the President, Dennis M. Simon
8. Presidential Responsiveness to Public Opinion, James N. Druckman and Lawrence R. Jacobs
9. Leading the Public, George C. Edwards III
10. Understanding the Rhetorical Presidency, Terri Bimes
11. Public Evaluations of Presidents, Paul Gronke and Brian Newman
12. The Presidency and the Mass Media, Jeffrey E. Cohen
Part Four: The Legislative Presidency
13. The President and Congressional Parties in an Era of Polarization, David W. Rhode and Meredith Barthelemy
14. Legislative Skills, Stephen J. Wayne
15. Presidential Approval as a Source of Influence in Congress, George C. Edwards III
16. The Consequences of Divided Government, John J. Coleman and David C. W. Parker
17. Connecting Interest Groups to the Presidency, Burdett A. Loomis
Part Five: Unilateral Action
18. Going Alone: The Presidential Power of Unilateral Action, Kenneth R. Mayer
19. Prerogative Power and Presidential Politics, Richard M. Pious
20. Assessing the Unilateral Presidency, Richard W. Waterman
Part Six: Decision-Making
21. Organizational Structure and Presidential Decision-Making, John P. Burke
22. Influences on Presidential Decision-Making, Karen M. Hult and Charles E. Walcott
23. The Psychology of Presidential Decision-Making, Stephen G. Walker
Part Seven: Implementing Policy
24. Presidential Agendas, Administrative Strategies, and the Bureaucracy, Robert F. Durant and William G. Resh
25. The Presidency-Bureaucracy Nexus: Examining Competence and Responsiveness, Anne M. Khademian
Part Eight: Judicial Relations
26. Nominating Federal Judges and Justices, Lee Epstein and Jeffrey A. Segal
27. Judicial Checks on the President, Keith E. Whittington
Part Nine: International Politics
28. Presidents, Domestic Politics, and the International Arena, Douglas L. Kriner
29. Presidents and International Cooperation, Jon C. Pevehouse
30. War's Contributions to Presidential Power, William G. Howell and Tana Johnson
Part Ten: Reflections
31. The Paradigm of Development in Presidential History, Stephen Skowronek
32. Whose Presidency Is This Anyhow?, Hugh Heclo
33. Political Scientists and the Public Law Tradition, Louis Fisher
34. The Study of Leadership, George C. Edwards III

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