The Presidency and the Political System
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The Presidency and the Political System

Tenth Edition

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Presidency

© 2014 | 584 pages | CQ Press
Since the first edition published in 1984, The Presidency and the Political System has become one of the most widely assigned books in courses on the presidency. With its incisive and insightful original essays showcasing top-notch scholarship, it’s no surprise that this volume has proven to be both enduring and indispensable. 
 
Preface
 
Contributors
 
PART I. APPROACHES TO THE PRESIDENCY
Jeffrey K. Tulis
1. The Two Constitutional Presidencies
Lyn Ragsdale
2. Studying the Presidency: Why Presidents Need Political Scientists
 
PART II. ELEMENTS OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER
Stephen Skowronek
3. The Development of Presidential Power: Conservative Insurgency and Constitutional Construction
Marc Landy, Sidney M. Milkis
4. The Presidency in History: Leading from the Eye of the Storm
Paul J. Quirk
5. Presidential Competence
Michael Nelson
6. The Psychological Presidency
 
PART III. PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION
Lara M. Brown
7. The Presidency and the Nominating Process: Aspirants, Parties, and Selections
George C. Edwards III
8. The Faulty Premises of the Electoral College
 
PART IV. PRESIDENTS AND POLITICS
Bruce Miroff
9. The Presidential Spectacle
Elvin T. Lim
10. The Presidency and the Media: Two Faces of Democracy
Daniel J. Tichenor
11. The Presidency and Interest Groups: Allies, Adversaries, and Policy Leadership
Sidney Milkis
12. The Presidency and Political Parties
 
PART V. PRESIDENTS AND GOVERNMENT
John P. Burke
13. The Institutional Presidency
David E. Lewis, Terry M. Moe
14. The Presidency and the Bureaucracy: The Levers of Presidential Control
Matthew J. Dickinson
15. The President and Congress
David A. Yalof
16. The Presidency and the Judiciary
Andrew Rudalevige
17. The Presidency and Unilateral Power: A Taxonomy
 
Part VI. PRESIDENTS AND PUBLIC POLICY
Roger B. Porter
18. The Three Presidencies: Power and Policy
Andrew J. Polsky
19. The Presidency at War: The Window of Agency in Wartime Presidential Leadership
 
Index
Key features
The Tenth Edition features current scholarship through revised, time-tested essays that continue to explore the themes of presidential power and effectiveness.  

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ISBN: 9781452240435