The Domestic Presidency : Policy-Making in the White House / Edition 1

The Domestic Presidency : Policy-Making in the White House / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0205175384
ISBN-13:
9780205175383
Pub. Date:
11/04/1996
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group

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The Domestic Presidency : Policy-Making in the White House / Edition 1

This book provides a ground-breaking discussion of how the President structures the White House staff to manage the administration's domestic policy process. The domestic policy structure for every president from Nixon through Clinton is examined in depth. Analyzes White House staff personalities and their influence with the President. Offers more than overviews: Provides names and profiles of staff involved in domestic policy-making and follows them in the White House—who rose in power, who lost power, and why.

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ISBN-13: 9780205175383
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/1996
Series: New Topics in Politics Series
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
CHAPTER 1 The Institutionalization of White House Control of Domestic Policy
1(14)
Overview: Nixon to Clinton
2(2)
Institutionalization of the Domestic Policy Process
4(1)
Emergence of an Institutional Process for Domestic Policy
5(6)
Domestic Policy: An Institutional Part of the Presidency
11(2)
Conclusion
13(2)
CHAPTER 2 The Nixon Presidency: Charting a New Course
15(41)
The 1968 Election
15(2)
Victory: Nixon's the One
17(1)
The Transition: A Four-Pronged Process
18(8)
Structuring Domestic Policy in the White House
26(8)
Reorganization: A New Domestic Advisory Structure Emerges
34(4)
The Domestic Council Emerges
38(8)
Policy Making in the Domestic Council
46(5)
The Second Term
51(3)
The Legacy in Domestic Affairs
54(2)
CHAPTER 3 The Ford Presidency: Managing Brushfires
56(23)
Nixon's Resignation Imminent
56(1)
Nixon Resigns: The Transition Begins
57(4)
The Rumsfeld White house
61(5)
Rockfeller and the Domestic Council
66(3)
Overhauling the Domestic Council
69(6)
The Domestic Council without Rockefeller
75(2)
Focusing on Brushfires
77(2)
CHAPTER 4 The Carter Presidency: Focus on Government Efficiency
79(32)
Campaign 1976: Setting the Domestic Agenda
81(1)
Addressing Limited Domestic Issues
82(1)
The Transition
83(2)
Reorganization Examined
85(2)
Cabinet Government
87(1)
The Domestic Council Reviewed
87(1)
Restructuring the Domestic Council
88(2)
The Domestic Policy Office
90(3)
The Triumvirate: Reviewing Reorganization
93(4)
Carter as Public Administrator
97(2)
Waston's Control of Policy Development
99(3)
The Free for All: Departmental Independence in Policy Making
102(3)
A New Approach to Policy Making
105(5)
Conclusion
110(1)
CHAPTER 5 The Reagan Revolution: The Conservative Agenda
111(34)
A Foray into National Politics
112(2)
Campaign 1980: The Revolution
114(3)
The Transition
117(5)
Designing the Domestic Agenda: The First Four Years
122(3)
Cabinet Councils
125(2)
The Legislative Strategy Group
127(1)
Changes in the Office of Policy Development
128(5)
Reagan's Second Term
133(7)
Iran-Contra Redefines the Domestic Agenda
140(4)
Conclusion
144(1)
CHAPTER 6 George Bush and Company: The Caretaker Presidency
145(34)
Campaign 1988: Set a Clear Direction
146(4)
The Transition
150(6)
Key Appointments: Cabinet and White House Staff
156(3)
Creating a Domestic Policy Process
159(3)
Marching Orders
162(6)
Moving the Process at a Faster Clip
168(4)
Foreign Policy Dominates the Bush Agenda
172(1)
A Return to the Domestic Agenda
173(5)
Baker Moves In
178(1)
CHAPTER 7 The Clinton Presidency: The Democrats Return
179(33)
The 1992 Election
179(1)
The Transition
180(7)
Setting a Domestic Agenda
187(6)
Domestic Policy Making: Creating an Organization
193(4)
The Domestic Agenda of 1993
197(6)
Bringing Order from Chaos
203(6)
Institutionalization and the Clinton White House
209(3)
CHAPTER 8 Conclusion
212(9)
Defining the Institutional Character of Domestic Policy
212(1)
Comparing Management Styles for Domestic Policy
213(1)
Politicization of the Domestic Policy Staff
214(2)
Domestic Policy within the White House Organization
216(2)
Summary
218(3)
Index 221

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