An American Presidency Institutional Foundations of Executive Politics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-06-14
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in the American Presidency

An overview of the American presidency that focuses on institutional context
An American Presidency: Institutional Foundations of Executive Politics provides a thorough, engaging overview of the most important political office in the world’s most powerful country. In addition to providing detailed coverage of executive politics, author William Howell uses the presidency as a point of departure for broader thinking about political power and democracy. Designed to inform, to enlighten, and to stimulate debate, An American Presidency gives students the knowledge they need to think critically about the American presidency — and about our political system as a whole.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking Institutionally about an American Presidency
1. Constitutional Origins
2. An Institutional Presidency
3. Power and the Institutional Presidency
4. The Nomination of Presidents
5. General Elections
6. Transitions of Governance
7. Negotiating with Congress
8. Unilateral Powers
9. Political Control of the Bureaucracy
10. Presidential Relations with the Federal Judiciary
11. Public Opinion and the Media
12. Domestic Policy
13. Foreign Policy
14. Economic Policy
15. Wartime Policymaking at Home


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