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Updated in its 7thedition, 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 the land. The new edition gives readers the analytical tools needed to make sense of the modern presidency.
Table of Contents
|Constitutional Origins of the Presidency||p. 1|
|James Madison to Thomas Jefferson||p. 6|
|Federalist No. 69||p. 7|
|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. 34|
|The Strict Constructionist Presidency||p. 41|
|The Stewardship Presidency||p. 43|
|The Public Presidency||p. 45|
|The Prerogative Presidency||p. 48|
|The Presidency in the Political Order||p. 49|
|Selecting Presidents: Campaigns, Elections, and Mandates||p. 60|
|Nomination Politics, Party Unity, and Presidential Elections||p. 66|
|A High Speed Chase: Presidential Aspirants and the Nomination Process||p. 84|
|The Changing Dynamics of Presidential Fundraising: From 2008 to an Early Look at the 2012 Election||p. 108|
|The Magnitude of the 2008 Democratic Victory: By the Numbers||p. 127|
|The Myth of Presidential Mandate||p. 137|
|Changing Tides: Public Opinion, Campaigns, and Governance, 2004-2012||p. 147|
|The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval||p. 165|
|The "Permanent Campaign"||p. 169|
|Legislative Success and Political Failure: The Public's Reaction to Barak Obama's Early Presidency||p. 176|
|The Presidency and Image Management: Discipline in Pursuit of Illusion||p. 200|
|The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney?||p. 212|
|The Institutional Presidency||p. 222|
|The White House Staff||p. 225|
|The President's Committee on Administrative Management (Brownlow Committee)|
|The Changing Presidential Office||p. 227|
|Presidential Appointments and the Office of Presidential Personnel||p. 238|
|The Administrative Presidency, Unilateral Power, and the Unitary Executive Theory||p. 248|
|The Separation of Powers||p. 253|
|Presidential Relations with Congress||p. 256|
|The Disappearing Political Center||p. 277|
|Presidents and the Judicial Appointments Process||p. 282|
|The Tea Party at the Election||p. 292|
|Policy Leadership||p. 307|
|The Presidential "Hundred Days"||p. 310|
|Obama Becomes President: Policy Development and Leadership||p. 315|
|Unilateral Powers: A Brief Overview||p. 327|
|Prerogative Power and the War on Terrorism||p. 341|
|Decision Making in the Obama White House||p. 358|
|Commander-in-Chief and National Security||p. 378|
|Presidential Power in National Security||p. 381|
|Deference and Defiance: The Shifting Rhythms of Executive-Legislative Relations in Foreign Policy||p. 396|
|Constraining Executive Power: George W. Bush and the Constitution||p. 413|
|The Commander in Chief and the Courts||p. 437|
|President Obama's War in Libya||p. 447|
|Evaluating Presidents: Greatness and Abuse of Power||p. 458|
|Three Crises of Character in the Modern Presidency||p. 461|
|"If Men Were Angels...": Presidential Leadership and Accountability||p. 476|
|Presidential Character and Judgment: Obama's Afghanistan and Health Care Decisions||p. 483|
|A New Imperial Presidency?||p. 499|
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