The White House World: Transitions, Organization, and Office Operations

The White House World: Transitions, Organization, and Office Operations

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ISBN-13: 9781585442270
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2003
Series: Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership , #13
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

MARTHA JOYNT KUMAR, Director of the White House Interview Program and its parent project, the White House 2001 Project, writes on White House communications operations and press relations. She is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Towson University.TERRY SULLIVAN, Associate Director of the White House Interview Program and the White House 2001 Project, has published widely on the subject of presidential bargaining. He is a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Part 1The Presidential Transition
Meeting the Freight Train Head On: Planning for the Transition to Power5
Lessons from Past Presidential Transitions: Organization, Management, and Decision Making25
A Tale of Two Presidential Transitions, 1980 and 198845
Part 2The White House Environment: Politics, Organization, and Work Life
The Political Environment of the White House63
The White House Is Like City Hall81
The Pressures of White House Work Life: "Naked in a Glass House"94
Part 3White House Offices: Seven Keys to a Successful Start
The Office of Chief of Staff111
The Office of Staff Secretary140
The Office of Presidential Personnel165
The White House Counsel's Office193
The Office of the Press Secretary224
The Office of Communications252
The Office of Management and Administration279
Part 4George W. Bush Makes His Transition into Office and into the White House
The 2000-2001 Presidential Transition: Planning, Goals, and Reality311
The Bush 2000 Transition: The Historical Context318
The Real Invisible Hand: Presidential Appointees in the Administration of George W. Bush326
Already Buried and Sinking Fast: Presidential Nominees and Inquiry335
Strategic Choices and the Early Bush Legislative Agenda342
Relations with Congress352
Recruiting and Organizing the White House Staff360
List of Contributors393

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Ari Fleischer, L.

. . a wealth of information . . . a wonderful road map to a job I had never done before. Kumar's book should be mandatory reading.
— White House Press Secretary

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