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Vital Statistics on the Presidency
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Vital Statistics on the Presidency
The definitive source for data and analysis on the American Presidency

Fourth Edition

May 2014 | 624 pages | CQ Press
Looking beyond the individual office holders to the office itself, this Fourth Edition of Vital Statistics on the Presidency covers George Washington’s tenure through the 2012 election. The book’s expansive view of the presidency allows readers to recognize major themes across administrations and to reach overall conclusions about the nature of the institution and its future. The illuminating data is put into context by thoughtful essays explaining key statistical patterns, making this edition an intriguing and comprehensive reference to important patterns throughout the history of the presidency.

 
Tables and Figures
 
Preface
 
Introduction
Changing Directions in Presidency Research

 
A Less Elusive Executive

 
Statistical Patterns of the Presidency

 
Outline of the Book

 
 
1. Presidents of the United States
 
2. Presidential Selection
 
3. Presidential Elections
 
4. Public Appearances
 
5. Public Opinions
 
6. Presidential Organization and the Executive Branch
 
7. Presidents in War and Diplomacy
 
8. Presidential Policymaking
 
9. Congressional Relations
 
10. The Presidency and the Judiciary
 
References
 
Index
Key features
Looking beyond the individual office holders to the office itself, this Fourth Edition of Vital Statistics on the Presidency covers George Washington’s tenure through the 2012 election. The book’s expansive view of the presidency allows readers to recognize major themes across administrations and to reach overall conclusions about the nature of the institution and its future. The illuminating data is put into context by thoughtful essays explaining key statistical patterns, making this edition an intriguing and comprehensive reference to important patterns throughout the history of the presidency.

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