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The Presidency and the Political System

The Presidency and the Political System

Twelfth Edition
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August 2020 | 736 pages | CQ Press
The Presidency and the Political System showcases the best of presidential studies and research with top-notch presidency scholars writing specifically for an undergraduate audience. Michael Nelson rigorously edits each contribution to present a set of analytical yet accessible chapters and offers contextual headnotes introducing each essay. Chapters represent the full range of topics, institutions, and issues relevant to understanding the American presidency: covering approaches to studying the presidency, elements of presidential power, presidential selection, presidents and politics, and presidents and government. This Twelfth Edition fully incorporates coverage of the Trump administration.

Part I Approaches to the Presidency
Jeffrey K. Tulis
Chapter 1 The Two Constitutional Presidencies
Lyn Ragsdale
Chapter 2 Studying the Presidency: Why Presidents Need Political Scientists
Part II Elements of Presidential Power
Stephen Skowronek
Chapter 3 The Development of Presidential Power: Conservative Insurgency and Constitutional Construction
Marc Landy and Sidney M. Milkis
Chapter 4 The Presidency in History: Leading from the Eye of the Storm
Paul J. Quirk
Chapter 5 Presidential Competence
Michael Nelson
Chapter 6 The Psychological Presidency
Part III Presidential Selection
Lara M. Brown
Chapter 7 The Presidency and the Nominating Process: Aspirants, Parties, and Selections
Lori Cox Han
Chapter 8 The Presidency and General Elections
Part IV Presidents and Politics
Bruce Miroff
Chapter 9 The Presidential Spectacle
Marjorie Randon Hershey
Chapter 10 The President and the Media: The Case of Donald Trump
Daniel J. Tichenor
Chapter 11 The Presidency and Interest Groups: Allies, Adversaries, and Policy Leadership
Sidney M. Milkis
Chapter 12 The Presidency and Political Parties
Part V Presidents and Government
John P. Burke
Chapter 13 The Institutional Presidency
David E. Lewis and Terry M. Moe
Chapter 14 The Presidency and Bureaucracy
Matthew J. Dickinson
Chapter 15 The Presidency and Congress
David A. Yalof
Chapter 16 The Presidency and the Judiciary
Andrew Rudalevige
Chapter 17 The Presidency and Unilateral Power: A Taxonomy
Part VI Presidents and Public Policy
Roger B. Porter
Chapter 18 Presidential Power and Public Policy
Jasmine Farrier
Chapter 19 The Presidency, War Powers, and National Security: Separation of Powers in a Crucible
Michael Nelson
Chapter 20 “The Firing, Retiring, and Expiring of Presidents”: Impeachment, Disability, Resignation, and Death—From the Constitutional Convention to Donald Trump

Sample Materials & Chapters

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Chapter 2

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