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Updated in a new 6th edition,Understanding the Presidencyprovides readers with a blend of classic and contemporary readings on the presidency to ground and expand their knowledge of the highest office in American government. Some topics include,The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval, Policy Leadership, and Constitutional Origins of the Presidency. Updated edition contains 8 new readings.
Table of Contents
|Constitutional Origins of the Presidency||p. 1|
|James Madison to Thomas Jefferson||p. 6|
|Federalist No. 69||p. 8|
|Federalist No. 70||p. 11|
|To the Citizens of the State of New York||p. 14|
|Reevaluating the Electoral College||p. 18|
|Historical Perspectives on the Presidency||p. 35|
|The Strict Constructionist Presidency||p. 41|
|The Stewardship Presidency||p. 44|
|The Public Presidency||p. 46|
|The Prerogative Presidency||p. 48|
|The Presidency In The Political Order||p. 50|
|Selecting Presidents: Campaigns, Elections, and Mandates||p. 61|
|Nomination Politics, Party Unity, and Presidential Elections||p. 67|
|A High-Speed Chase: Presidential Aspirants and the Nomination Process||p. 83|
|The Obama Juggernaut: Presidential Fundraising in 2008||p. 107|
|The Magnitude of the 2008 Democratic Victory: By the Numbers||p. 123|
|The Myth of Presidential Mandate||p. 133|
|Changing Tides: Public Opinion, Campaigns, and Governance, 2004-2009||p. 142|
|The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval||p. 157|
|The "Permanent Campaign"||p. 161|
|The Press and the Presidency||p. 168|
|The Presidency and Image Management: Discipline in Pursuit of Illusion||p. 180|
|The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney?||p. 191|
|The Institutional Presidency||p. 201|
|The President's Committee on Administrative Management (Brownlow Committee)||p. 204|
|Can The President Manage The Government?||p. 206|
|The Changing Presidential Office||p. 223|
|Presidential Appointments and the Office of Presidential Personnel||p. 235|
|The Administrative Presidency, Unilateral Power, and the Unitary Executive Theory||p. 244|
|The Separation of Powers||p. 251|
|Presidential Relations with Congress||p. 253|
|The Disappearing Political Center||p. 273|
|Presidents and the Judicial Appointment Process||p. 278|
|Executive Privilege and the U.S. Attorneys Firings||p. 288|
|Policy Leadership||p. 303|
|The Presidential "Hundred Days"||p. 306|
|Obama Becomes President: Policy Development and Leadership||p. 311|
|Unilateral Powers: A Brief Overview||p. 323|
|Prerogative Power and the War on Terrorism||p. 337|
|Decision Making in the Bush White House||p. 354|
|Commander-In-Chief and National Security||p. 377|
|Presidential Power in National Security||p. 379|
|Deference and Defiance: The Shifting Rhythms of Executive-Legislative Relations in Foreign Policy||p. 394|
|Constraining Executive Power: George W. Bush and the Constitution||p. 411|
|The Commander in Chief and the Courts||p. 433|
|Evaluating Presidents: Greatness and Abuse of Power||p. 445|
|Three Crises of Character in the Modern Presidency||p. 448|
|"If Men Were Angels…": Presidential Leadership and Accountability||p. 463|
|The Worst President in History?||p. 469|
|The Long View||p. 480|
|A New Imperial Presidency?||p. 484|
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