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American President

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ISBN-10: 0132110040

ISBN-13: 9780132110044

Edition: 4th 1995

Authors: Robert E. DiClerico

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Explores the potential and limitations of presidential influence as the institution seeks to function in an increasingly controversial political environment. This edition includes coverage of the 1992 Presidential Election and the first 18 months of the Clinton Presidency.
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List price: $37.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.98" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

DiClerico received his Ph.D. at Indiana University. He is the author of THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT. Hammock received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and is currently serving as Chairman of the West Virginian State Election Commission.

Prefacep. xi
The Concerns of This Bookp. xii
Difficulties in Studying the Presidencyp. xiii
Notesp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
The Selection Processp. 1
Presidential Selection: A Historical Overviewp. 1
The Nominating Functionp. 3
Who Contends? Who Is Nominated?p. 6
Legal Criteriap. 6
Informal Criteriap. 7
Criticisms of the Presidential Nominating Processp. 14
The Problem of Lengthp. 14
Early Eliminationsp. 16
The Problem of Quality Controlp. 18
Proposals for Changep. 20
Primary/Caucus Clusteringsp. 20
National Primaryp. 21
Party Elite Selectionp. 22
Notesp. 23
The President and Foreign Affairsp. 26
Some General Considerations: The Two Presidenciesp. 26
The War-Making Powerp. 31
The Intent of the Foundersp. 31
Presidential Warp. 33
Congress Reacts: The War Powers Resolutionp. 38
The War Powers Resolution in Actionp. 39
Treaties and Executive Agreementsp. 47
Executive Agreementsp. 49
Congress Reacts: The Case Act (1972)p. 50
The CIA and Foreign Policyp. 51
Foreign Aid and Tradep. 56
The Swing of the Pendulump. 60
Notesp. 63
The President and Congressp. 67
The President and Congress: A Strained Relationshipp. 68
Separation of Powersp. 68
Structure of Congressp. 68
Different Constituenciesp. 69
Erosion of Supportp. 70
Lessening or Worsening the Antagonism: Intervening Factorsp. 71
Nature of the Timesp. 71
Public Prestigep. 71
Legislative Leadership Stylep. 72
Party Controlp. 79
The Ascendancy of the President as Legislatorp. 82
Congressional Reassertionp. 85
Budget Enforcement Act (1990)p. 91
Tools and Tactics of Presidential Persuasionp. 91
Status Conferralp. 91
Legislative Assistancep. 92
Programs, Projects, and Patronagep. 92
The Veto Powerp. 94
Campaign Assistancep. 96
Appeal to the Publicp. 96
The Quest for Information: The President, Congress, and Executive Privilegep. 97
The Ultimate Confrontation: Impeachmentp. 102
The Impeachment Processp. 102
Impeachable Offensesp. 103
The Impeachment Instrument: An Evaluationp. 105
The Problem of Deadlockp. 109
Proposals for Changep. 111
Notesp. 113
President, Public, and Pressp. 118
Public Attitudes toward the Office: Pre-Watergatep. 119
The Importance of the Officep. 119
The Office as an Object of Trust and Respectp. 120
Attitudes about the Power of the Presidencyp. 123
The Public's Attitudes toward the Individualp. 125
The Inevitable Decline in Supportp. 125
The Interplay of Public Attitudes toward the Individual and the Office: The Case of Watergatep. 138
Presidential Efforts to Influence Public Opinionp. 142
The Media as Facilitators of Presidential Influencep. 143
The Media as Complicators of Presidential Influencep. 152
An Antipresidency Biasp. 161
Possible Consequences of Media Negativismp. 163
Presidential Responsesp. 165
Conclusionp. 166
Notesp. 166
The President and the Bureaucracyp. 171
The Power of Appointmentp. 173
Kinds of Choicesp. 173
Number of Choicesp. 174
Federal Regulatory Agenciesp. 177
Political Appointees: The Problem of "Going Native"p. 178
Political Appointees: The Problem of Getting Them in Placep. 181
Reorganizationp. 182
On the Need to Reorganizep. 183
Difficulties of Reorganizationp. 184
Central Clearancep. 189
The End Runp. 190
Other Limitations on Presidential Controlp. 192
Size and Complexityp. 192
Lack of Clarity in Presidential Intentp. 193
Attempts at Greater Control over the Bureaucracy: The Cases of Nixon and Reaganp. 194
Nixonp. 194
A Change in Approachp. 196
The Resultsp. 197
Reaganp. 198
The Resultsp. 201
Notesp. 203
Decision Making in the White Housep. 206
The Participantsp. 206
The Cabinetp. 207
Cabinet Member Influencep. 210
Reagan and Cabinet Governmentp. 211
The Executive Office of the Presidentp. 213
National Security Councilp. 214
Council of Economic Advisersp. 219
Office of Management and Budgetp. 220
Domestic Policy Councilp. 221
National Economic Councilp. 224
The White House Staffp. 224
The White House Staff and the Problem of Presidential Isolationp. 226
Staff Organizationp. 227
Staff Attitudes toward the Presidentp. 232
The President's Attitude toward Staffp. 234
Outside Advisersp. 237
Notesp. 239
Five Cases in Presidential Decision Makingp. 243
Five Cases in Presidential Decision Makingp. 245
The Bay of Pigs Invasionp. 245
The Cuban Missile Crisisp. 250
The Vietnam Warp. 254
The Iran-Contra Affairp. 261
Shoe Import Quotasp. 269
Maximizing the Flow of Information to the Presidentp. 273
Notesp. 276
The Presidency and Emergency Powersp. 280
The Founders, the Constitution, and Emergency Powersp. 282
On the Necessity for Emergency Powersp. 283
On the Necessity for Safeguardsp. 284
Essential Safeguardsp. 284
Emergency Powers and the Courtsp. 289
Recent Congressional Action on Emergenciesp. 295
Notesp. 296
Personality and the Presidencyp. 298
Conditions Conducive to the Expression of Personalityp. 298
Analysis of Presidential Personalityp. 299
Barber's Analysisp. 300
Lyndon Johnson as an Active-Negativep. 302
Johnson's Youthp. 302
Johnson Enters Politicsp. 304
Worldview and Stylep. 305
The Johnson Presidencyp. 307
Richard Nixon as an Active-Negativep. 310
Nixon's Youthp. 310
Nixon Enters Politicsp. 313
Worldview and Stylep. 314
The Nixon Presidencyp. 317
Franklin Roosevelt as an Active-Positivep. 321
Roosevelt's Youthp. 321
Entry into Politics; Worldview and Stylep. 322
The Roosevelt Presidencyp. 323
Ronald Reagan: An Imperfect Passive-Positivep. 326
Reagan's Youthp. 326
Worldview and Stylep. 327
Reagan and the Presidencyp. 329
Personality Qualities Suitable to the Presidencyp. 333
The Case of Jimmy Carterp. 335
Predicting Presidential Personalitiesp. 337
Notesp. 339
Presidential Leadership
Evaluating Presidential Leadership: The Problemsp. 348
Achievement Is in the Eye of the Beholderp. 348
The Situational Problemp. 348
The Problem of Perspectivep. 350
The Matter of Unanticipated Consequencesp. 351
Achievement versus Agenda Settingp. 352
The Matter of Who Gets Creditp. 353
Qualities of Leadershipp. 354
Empathy with the Publicp. 354
An Ability to Communicatep. 355
Credibilityp. 358
A Sense of Timingp. 359
Couragep. 362
Decisivenessp. 364
Visionp. 365
Flexibilityp. 367
A Sense for Powerp. 369
Conclusionp. 372
Notesp. 373
The Vice Presidencyp. 375
Vice-Presidential Selectionp. 375
Reforming Vice-Presidential Selectionp. 379
The Problem of Vice-Presidential Responsibilitiesp. 381
Constitutional and Statutory Responsibilitiesp. 382
Presidential Assignmentsp. 383
The Carter-Mondale Precedentp. 386
Reagan and Bushp. 387
Bush and Quaylep. 388
The Clinton-Gore Precedentp. 389
Reforming the Vice Presidencyp. 390
Notesp. 392
Indexp. 394
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