Politics of the Presidency

ISBN-10: 0872894681
ISBN-13: 9780872894686
Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $64.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 493
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Pika and Maltese deliver comprehensive and engaging analysis of the increasingly political nature of the presidency, while artfully balancing the historical foundations of the office. This fully updated seventh edition includes analysis of the accelerated 2008 nomination process, further scrutiny of the wars on terror and in Iraq, a close look at Bushs judicial appointments, and a measured assessment of the presidents impact on such pressing issues as education, global warming, and illegal immigration.

Joseph A. Pika is James R. Soles professor of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin and taught previously at SUNY at Buffalo. He is coauthor with Jason D. Mycoff of Conflict & Compromise: Presidential and Congressional Leadership, 2001-2006 and coauthor with John Anthony Maltese and H. Phillips Shively of Government Matters: American Democracy in Context. Pika continues his interests in the vice presidency, relations with interest groups, legislative-executive relations, and education policy. He served for four years as president of the Delaware State Board of Education.

John Anthony Maltese is the Albert B. Saye professor and head of the department of political science at the University of Georgia. He holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. His books include The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees (1995) and Spin Control: The White House Office of Communications and the Management of Presidential News (1992). He is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and was named the Georgia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Professor Maltese also writes extensively about classical music and won a Grammy Award in 1996 from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Tables and Figures
Preface
The President and the Public
The Changing Presidency
The Scope of Presidential Power
Expansion of the Presidency
Presidential Culture
Conclusion: The Changeable, Political Presidency
Suggested Readings
Notes
Election Politics
Evolution of the Selection Process
Defining the Pool of Eligibles
Competing for the Nomination
The National Convention
The General Election
Validation
Transitions to Governing
Suggested Readings
Resources on the Web
Notes
Public Politics
Public Attitudes toward the Presidency
Rallying Public Support
The President and the Media
Conclusion: The Permanent Campaign
Suggested Readings
Notes
Presidential Character and Performance
Determinants and Evaluations of Performance
What Manner of Person?
Psychological Characteristics of U.S. Presidents
Management Styles of Modern Presidents
Understanding Presidents: Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
Conclusion: Seeking Presidential Success
Suggested Readings
Resources on the Web
Notes
The President and the Government
Legislative Politics
Development of the President's Legislative Role
The Presidential-Congressional Relationship
The President's Formal Legislative Powers
The President's Informal Legislative Influence
Explaining Presidents' Legislative Success
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
Executive Politics
The President as Executive
The President and the Executive Branch
The President and the Cabinet
The Vice President
Presidential Control of the Bureaucracy
Presidential Management of the Bureaucracy
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Resources on the Web
Notes
Judicial Politics
Presidential Appointment of Federal Judges
Other Presidential Influences on the Federal Courts
Judicial Oversight of Presidential Action
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
The President and Public Policy
The Politics of Domestic Policy
The Domestic Policy Process
The Domestic Policy Environment
The Domestic Policy Apparatus
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
The Politics of Economic Policy
Macroeconomic Policy
Microeconomic Policy
Presidents and the Economy: 1933-2007
The Politics of Macroeconomic Policymaking
The Economic Subpresidency
Presidents and Economic Policy Coordination
Congress's Role in Macroeconomic Policy
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
The Politics of National Security Policy
Issues in National Security Policy: Search for a New Consensus
The Problem with National Security Policymaking
The President, Congress, and National Security
Organizing and Managing National Security
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
George W. Bush: Challenges of a Wartime President
A Wartime Presidency
A Dramatic Reshuffling of Agendas
Economic Strains and Dislocations
Public Support Threatened
Doubts about the President's Performance
Balancing Foreign Policy with Political Necessity
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
Appendixes
Index
Credits

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