Modern Presidency

ISBN-10: 0495802778
ISBN-13: 9780495802778
Edition: 6th 2011
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
The Presidency: Origins and Powers
Origins of the Presidency
Powers of the President
Presidential Power
Notes
The President and the Public
Nominating the President
Presidential Elections
The General Election
Problematic Elections
The 2000 Election
Electoral College Reform?
Third-Party Presidential Candidates
Electoral Trends
The Media, Public Opinion, and the Permanent Campaign
Presidents and the Media
Public Opinion
Conclusion
Notes
The White House Staff and Organization
Roosevelt and Truman: Laying the Foundations
Eisenhower Institutionalizes the White House
Kennedy and the Collegial Model
Lyndon Johnson's One-Man Show
Nixon's Tight Hierarchy
Ford's and Carter's Lessons
Reagan's Two Contrasting Terms
Bush's Pit Bull
Clinton's Three-Ring Circus
George W. Bush and Cheney's Shadow
The Obama White House and Its Czardoms
Conclusion
Notes
The White House and the Executive Branch
White House Staff and the Executive Office of the President
The President's Cabinet
Cabinet Secretaries Versus the White House Staff
Reorganization
Political Appointments
The Executive Branch Bureaucracy
Conclusion
Notes
The President and Congress
Constitutional Fundamentals
Veto Power
Signing Statements
The President as Legislative Leader
The Political Fundamentals
Presidential Skills
Cases of Presidential Leadership of Congress
Kennedy and the House Rules Committee: Behind-the-Scenes Leadership
LBJ's Activist Approach: The 1964 Civil Rights Act
Richard Nixon: The Politics of Confrontation
Jimmy Carter: The Moral Equivalent of War
Ronald Reagan: The FY1982 Budget Juggernaut
Clinton and Two Congresses: A Study in Contrast
President George W. Bush and Congress: Contrasting Mandates
The Presidency and a Polarized Congress
The Roots of Congressional Polarization
The Consequences of Partisan Polarization
Conclusion
Notes
The President and National Security
The War Power
World War II
Korea
Vietnam
The War Powers Resolution of 1973
The Persian Gulf War
Other Constitutional Powers
The National Security Council Dominates the Executive Branch
Presidential Leadership and Crisis Decision Making
Two Decisions on Vietnam: Eisenhower and Johnson
Two Decisions on Cuba: Kennedy's Lessons
Two Decisions on Iran: Carter and Reagan
President Bush: Two Wars Begun in Two Years
Did President Bush Mislead the Country in His Arguments for War with Iraq?
Conclusion
Notes
Presidential Greatness and Abuse of Power
Corruption and Abuse of Power
Watergate
Iran-Contra
President Clinton's Impeachment and Senate Trial
George W. Bush's Extraordinary Claims to Executive Power
Suspending the Geneva Conventions and Torture
Suspending Habeas Corpus
Warrantless Electronic Surveillance by the National Security Agency
Signing Statements
The Unitary Executive Theory
Presidential Greatness and Reputation
Conclusion: Public Expectations and the Presidency
Notes
Presidents of the United States
The Constitution of the United States of America: Articles I and II
Constitutional Amendments That Affect the Presidency: Amendments XII, XX, XXII, and XXV
Index

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