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Presidential Leadership : Politics and Policy Making

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780534602376

ISBN10:
0534602371
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/8/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 8/8/2002.
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Summary

From routine operations to the workings of a White House in crisis, this comprehensive, best-selling text examines all facets of the presidency in rich detail. George C. Edwards and Stephen J. Wayne use an engaging combination of analytical prose and timely, fascinating examples to examine the presidency from two theoretical standpoints--the President as "facilitator," and the President as "director of change." Their theoretical (versus chronological) approach, combined with the currency and relevance of the material covered in the text, have made PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP: POLITICS AND POLICY MAKING the most comprehensive and best-selling text available today for your presidential studies course.

Table of Contents

Preface xvi
Presidential Leadership: An Introduction
1(27)
The Original Presidency
2(4)
The Creation of the Institution
3(1)
The Scope of Article II
4(2)
The Evolution of the Presidency
6(5)
Policy-Making Roles
6(1)
Organizational Structure
7(2)
Public Dimensions
9(2)
Problems of Contemporary Leadership
11(2)
Approaches to Studying the Presidency
13(6)
Legal
14(1)
Institutional
15(1)
Political Power
16(1)
Psychological
17(1)
Summary
18(1)
Orientation and Organization of This Book
19(5)
Thinking About Leadership: Two Perspectives
19(3)
Conceptual Focus
22(1)
A Preview
23(1)
Selected Readings
24(1)
Notes
25(3)
The Nomination Process
28(32)
The Evolution of the System
29(3)
Changes in the Political Arena
32(12)
Party Reforms
32(3)
Campaign Finance
35(3)
Public Relations
38(6)
The Quest for the Nomination: A Strategic Gameplan
44(3)
Non-Front-Runners
45(1)
Pulpit Candidates
46(1)
Front-Runners
46(1)
The Noncompetitive Phase of the Nomination Process
47(8)
Launching the Presidential Campaign: The National Conventions
50(4)
Characteristics of the Nominees
54(1)
Conclusion
55(1)
Discussion Questions
56(1)
Web Exercises
56(1)
Selected Readings
57(1)
Notes
58(2)
The Presidential Election
60(40)
The Strategic Environment
61(17)
The Electoral College
61(5)
The Polity
66(4)
Financial Considerations
70(5)
News Coverage
75(3)
The Presidential Campaign
78(9)
Creating an Organization
79(2)
Designing an Image
81(1)
Projecting a Partisan Appeal
82(1)
Building a Winning Coalition
83(1)
Media Tactics
84(3)
The Meaning of the Election
87(7)
Predictions and Polls
87(2)
Analyzing the Results
89(3)
Assessing the Mandate
92(1)
Converting the Electoral Coalition for Governance
93(1)
Conclusion
94(1)
Discussion Questions
95(1)
Web Exercises
95(1)
Selected Readings
96(1)
Notes
96(4)
The President and the Public
100(53)
Understanding Public Opinion
101(5)
Americans' Opinions
101(1)
Public Opinion Polls
102(2)
Presidential Election Results
104(1)
Mail from the Public
104(1)
Acting Contrary to Public Opinion
105(1)
Public Expectations of the President
106(6)
High Expectations
107(3)
Contradictory Expectations
110(2)
Public Approval of the President
112(12)
Levels of Approval
113(1)
Party Identification
113(1)
Positivity Bias
114(1)
The Persistence of Approval
115(1)
Long-Term Decline
116(2)
Personality or Policy?
118(1)
Personal Characteristics
119(1)
Issues
119(1)
Hot Button Issue: Why Was Bill Clinton So Popular When No One Seemed to Like Him?
120(2)
Rally Events
122(2)
Leading the Public
124(21)
Direct Opinion Leadership
124(4)
Framing Issues
128(3)
The Use of Symbols
131(3)
Public Relations
134(4)
Success of Opinion Leadership
138(3)
The Presidency in Action: Just How Persuasive Was ``The Great Communicator''?
141(1)
Information Control
142(3)
Conclusion
145(1)
Discussion Questions
145(1)
Web Exercises
146(1)
Selected Readings
146(1)
Notes
147(6)
The President and the Media
153(37)
The Evolution of Media Coverage
154(1)
Relations Between the President and the Press
155(11)
The Presidency in Action: The President Assesses the Press
156(1)
The White House Press Corps
156(1)
The Presidential Press Operation
157(2)
The Presidential Press Conference
159(2)
Services for the Press
161(4)
Managing the News
165(1)
Press Coverage of the President
166(11)
Leaks
167(2)
Superficiality
169(4)
Bias
173(4)
Media Effects
177(6)
Setting the Public's Agenda
177(1)
Media Priming
178(1)
Limiting the President's Options
179(1)
Hot Button Issue: The Rush to Judgment
180(1)
Undermining the President
181(1)
Limits on Media Effects
182(1)
Conclusion
183(1)
Discussion Questions
183(1)
Web Exercises
184(1)
Selected Readings
184(1)
Notes
185(5)
The President's Office
190(33)
Organizing Executive Advice
191(9)
The Evolution of the Cabinet
191(4)
The Creation of a Presidential Bureaucracy
195(3)
Consequences of Structural Change
198(2)
Providing a Presidential Staffing System
200(16)
The Early Years
200(1)
The Personalized White House, 1939 to 1960
201(1)
The Institutionalized White House, 1960 to the Present
202(7)
Trends in White House Staffing
209(2)
Hot Button Issue: The Privacy of Internal Communications
211(1)
The Growth of the Vice Presidency
212(4)
The President's Spouse
216(2)
Conclusion
218(1)
Discussion Questions
219(1)
Web Exercises
219(1)
Selected Readings
220(1)
Notes
220(3)
Presidential Decision Making
223(29)
Previous Commitments
224(1)
Time Constraints
225(1)
Organization and Style of Decision Making
226(7)
White House Organization
226(2)
The Presidency in Action: Getting a New Chief of Staff
228(1)
The Form of Advice
229(1)
Multiple Advocacy
230(2)
Presidential Involvement
232(1)
Relationships with Advisers
233(5)
Disagreeing with the President
233(2)
Discouraging Advice
235(1)
Groupthink
236(1)
Staff Rivalries
236(1)
Loss of Perspective
237(1)
Role Conceptions
237(1)
Hot Button Issue: What Difference Does the Decision-Making Process Make?
238(1)
Bureaucratic Politics and Decision Making
238(10)
Organizational Parochialism
239(2)
Maintaining the Organization
241(2)
Organizational and Personal Influence
243(2)
Bureaucratic Structure
245(3)
Conclusion
248(1)
Discussion Questions
249(1)
Web Exercises
249(1)
Selected Readings
249(1)
Notes
250(2)
The Psychological Presidency
252(33)
Qualifications for Office
253(1)
Social and Political Background
254(1)
Physical Attributes and General Health
255(4)
Psychological Orientation
259(5)
Presidential Character
259(4)
Hot Button Issue: How Important is Character?
263(1)
Cognitive Dimensions
264(9)
Impact of Worldviews
264(4)
Managing Inconsistency
268(5)
Presidential Style
273(3)
White House Staff Relationships
276(3)
Conclusion
279(1)
Discussion Questions
280(1)
Web Exercises
280(1)
Selected Readings
280(1)
Notes
281(4)
The President and the Executive Branch
285(45)
Lack of Attention to Implementation
287(1)
Communication of Presidential Decisions
288(7)
The Presidency in Action: The National Performance Review
289(1)
Transmission
290(2)
Clarity
292(2)
Consistency
294(1)
Resources
295(7)
Money
295(1)
Staff
295(4)
Authority
299(2)
Hot Button Issue: The Use of Executive Orders to Bypass Congress
301(1)
Facilities and Equipment
302(1)
Dispositions
302(11)
White House Distrust
303(1)
Bureaucratic Responsiveness to the President
304(3)
Staffing the Bureaucracy
307(5)
Limiting Discretion
312(1)
The Bureaucratic Structure
313(6)
Standard Operating Procedures
314(1)
Fragmentation
315(4)
Follow-Up
319(3)
Conclusion
322(1)
Discussion Questions
323(1)
Web Exercises
323(1)
Selected Readings
324(1)
Notes
324(6)
The President and Congress
330(47)
Formal Legislative Powers
331(1)
Sources of Conflict between the Executive and Legislative Branches
332(4)
Constituencies
333(1)
Internal Structures
333(2)
Information and Expertise
335(1)
Time Perspectives
335(1)
Agenda Setting
336(1)
Party Leadership
336(11)
Party Support of the President
336(1)
Leading the Party
337(10)
Public Support
347(3)
Public Approval
348(2)
Mandates
350(1)
Evaluating Strategic Position
350(2)
Presidential Legislative Skills
352(14)
Congressional Liaison
353(2)
Personal Appeals
355(1)
Bargaining
356(2)
Services and Amenities
358(1)
Pressure
359(1)
Consultation
360(1)
Setting Priorities
361(2)
Moving Fast
363(1)
Structuring Choice
364(1)
The Context of Influence
364(1)
The Presidency in Action: Bill Clinton Tries to Define Himself
365(1)
The Impact of Legislative Skills
366(1)
The Veto
366(4)
Hot Button Issue: The Line-Item Veto
368(2)
Conclusion
370(2)
Discussion Questions
372(1)
Web Exercises
372(1)
Selected Readings
373(1)
Notes
373(4)
The President and the Judiciary
377(30)
Judicial Selection
378(10)
Selection of Lower-Court Judges
378(2)
Backgrounds of Lower-Court Judges
380(3)
Selection of Supreme Court Justices
383(3)
Characteristics of Justices
386(2)
President-Supreme Court Relations
388(6)
Molding the Court
388(3)
The Presidency in Action: Bill Clinton Decides Not to Pack the Courts
391(1)
Arguments in the Courts
391(1)
Enforcing Court Decisions
392(2)
Other Relationships
394(1)
Complying with the Court
394(6)
Presidential Compliance
395(2)
Hot Button Issue: Is the President Immune from Lawsuits?
397(1)
Deference to the President
398(2)
Judicial Powers
400(2)
Conclusion
402(1)
Discussion Questions
402(1)
Web Exercises
402(1)
Selected Readings
403(1)
Notes
404(3)
Domestic Policy Making
407(33)
The Development of a Policy Role
408(4)
Institutionalizing Presidential Initiatives
409(1)
Chancing Policy Environment
410(2)
The Office of Management and Budget and the Executive Branch
412(8)
Exercising Central Clearance
412(2)
Coordinating Executive Advice
414(2)
Issuing Executive Orders
416(1)
Reviewing Agency Regulations
416(1)
Presenting an Annual Program
417(3)
The Domestic Policy Office and the White House
420(3)
Structural Orientation
421(2)
Stylistic Differences
423(1)
Strategies for Policy Making
423(12)
Accommodating External Forces
423(3)
Building a Policy Agenda
426(6)
The Presidency in Action: The President Gets His Education
432(3)
Conclusion
435(1)
Discussion Questions
436(1)
Web Exercises
436(1)
Selected Readings
437(1)
Notes
438(2)
Budgetary and Economic Policy Making
440(36)
The Federal Budget
441(5)
The Battle of the Budget: President versus Congress
446(3)
The Budget Makers
449(9)
The President
449(1)
The Office of Management and Budget
450(4)
The Executive Departments and Agencies
454(1)
The Congress
455(3)
Presidential Leadership and the Budget
458(2)
Domestic Economic Policy Making
460(3)
Foreign Economic Policy Making
463(2)
Economic Policy Makers
465(3)
The Department of the Treasury
465(1)
The Federal Reserve Board
465(1)
The Council of Economic Advisers
466(1)
The Office of Management and Budget
467(1)
International Economic Advisers
467(1)
The Coordination of Economic Advice
468(2)
The Politics of Economic Policy Making
470(1)
Conclusion
471(2)
Discussion Questions
473(1)
Web Exercises
473(1)
Selected Readings
473(1)
Notes
474(2)
Foreign and Defense Policy Making
476(28)
Constitutional and Statutory Authority
477(11)
The Original Design
477(1)
The Exercise of Powers
478(10)
The Expansion of a Policy-Making Role
488(5)
Incentives for Presidential Leadership
488(2)
Policy Goals and Presidential Success: The Two Presidencies Thesis
490(3)
The Development of an Advisory System
493(5)
The Executive Departments
493(2)
The National Security Council
495(1)
The Special Assistant for National Security Affairs
496(2)
Assessing the Advisory System
498(1)
Conclusion
499(1)
Discussion Questions
500(1)
Web Exercises
500(1)
Selected Readings
501(1)
Notes
502(2)
Epilogue: The Crisis Presidency
504(14)
Taking Charge
504(3)
Using Harsh Words
505(1)
Rallying 'Round the President
506(1)
Exercising the Prerogative
507(6)
Historical Presidential Precedents
507(4)
Judicial Concurrence
511(1)
Congressional Acquiescence
511(1)
Bush's Unilateral Presidency
512(1)
Returning to Normalcy: Checks and Balances Restored
513(2)
Conclusion
515(1)
Discussion Questions
516(1)
Web Exercises
516(1)
Selected Readings
516(1)
Notes
517(1)
Appendix A Methods of Studying the Presidency 518(10)
Appendix B Nonelectoral Succession, Removal, and Tenure 528(5)
Appendix C Provisions of the Constitution of the United States That Relate to the Presidency 533(10)
Appendix D 2000 Electoral and Popular Vote Summary 543(3)
Index 546


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