Presidency and the Political System

ISBN-10: 0872899640
ISBN-13: 9780872899643
Edition: 9th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Michael Nelson
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 9/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Michael Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a Senior Fellow of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His recent books include: The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2011, 6th Ed., The Presidency and the Political System, 9th Ed., and The Evolving Presidency: Landmark Documents, 1787-2010, 4th Ed, and Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2nd Ed. More than fifty of his articles have been reprinted in anthologies of political science, history, music, and English composition, including articles on subjects as varied as baseball, C. S. Lewis, and Frank Sinatra.

Preface
Contributors
Approaches to the Presidency
The Two Constitutional Presidencies
Studying the Presidency: Why Presidents Need Political Scientists
Elements of Presidential Power
The Presidency in the Eye of the Storm
Presidential Competence
The Psychological Presidency
Presidential Selection
The Presidency and the Nominating Process: Politics and Power
The Faulty Premises of the Electoral College
Presidents and Politics
The Presidential Spectacle
The Presidency and the Press: The Paradox of the White House Communications War
The Presidency and Interest Groups: Allies, Adversaries, and Policy Leadership
The Presidency and Political Parties
Presidents and Government
The Institutional Presidency
The Presidency and the Bureaucracy: The Levers of Presidential Control
The President and Congress
The Presidency and the Judiciary
The Presidency and Unilateral Power: A Taxonomy
The Presidency at War: Unchecked Power, Uncertain Leadership
The Vice Presidency: Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, and the New Vice Presidency
Index

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