Understanding the Presidency

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-12
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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 Presidencyp. 1
James Madison to Thomas Jeffersonp. 6
Federalist No. 69p. 8
Federalist No. 70p. 11
To the Citizens of the State of New Yorkp. 14
Reevaluating the Electoral Collegep. 18
Historical Perspectives on the Presidencyp. 35
The Strict Constructionist Presidencyp. 41
The Stewardship Presidencyp. 44
The Public Presidencyp. 46
The Prerogative Presidencyp. 48
The Presidency In The Political Orderp. 50
Selecting Presidents: Campaigns, Elections, and Mandatesp. 61
Nomination Politics, Party Unity, and Presidential Electionsp. 67
A High-Speed Chase: Presidential Aspirants and the Nomination Processp. 83
The Obama Juggernaut: Presidential Fundraising in 2008p. 107
The Magnitude of the 2008 Democratic Victory: By the Numbersp. 123
The Myth of Presidential Mandatep. 133
Changing Tides: Public Opinion, Campaigns, and Governance, 2004-2009p. 142
The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approvalp. 157
The "Permanent Campaign"p. 161
The Press and the Presidencyp. 168
The Presidency and Image Management: Discipline in Pursuit of Illusionp. 180
The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney?p. 191
The Institutional Presidencyp. 201
The President's Committee on Administrative Management (Brownlow Committee)p. 204
Can The President Manage The Government?p. 206
The Changing Presidential Officep. 223
Presidential Appointments and the Office of Presidential Personnelp. 235
The Administrative Presidency, Unilateral Power, and the Unitary Executive Theoryp. 244
The Separation of Powersp. 251
Presidential Relations with Congressp. 253
The Disappearing Political Centerp. 273
Presidents and the Judicial Appointment Processp. 278
Executive Privilege and the U.S. Attorneys Firingsp. 288
Policy Leadershipp. 303
The Presidential "Hundred Days"p. 306
Obama Becomes President: Policy Development and Leadershipp. 311
Unilateral Powers: A Brief Overviewp. 323
Prerogative Power and the War on Terrorismp. 337
Decision Making in the Bush White Housep. 354
Commander-In-Chief and National Securityp. 377
Presidential Power in National Securityp. 379
Deference and Defiance: The Shifting Rhythms of Executive-Legislative Relations in Foreign Policyp. 394
Constraining Executive Power: George W. Bush and the Constitutionp. 411
The Commander in Chief and the Courtsp. 433
Evaluating Presidents: Greatness and Abuse of Powerp. 445
Three Crises of Character in the Modern Presidencyp. 448
"If Men Were Angels…": Presidential Leadership and Accountabilityp. 463
The Worst President in History?p. 469
The Long Viewp. 480
A New Imperial Presidency?p. 484
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