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Understanding the Presidency

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ISBN-10: 0205791581

ISBN-13: 9780205791583

Edition: 6th 2011

Authors: James P. Pfiffner, Roger H. Davidson

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Updated in a new 6th edition,Understanding the Presidencyprovides readers with a blend of classic and contemporary readings on the presidency to ground and expand their knowledge of the highest office in American government. Some topics include,The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval, Policy Leadership, and Constitutional Origins of the Presidency. Updated edition contains 8 new readings.
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Book details

List price: $101.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Constitutional Origins of the Presidency
James Madison to Thomas Jefferson
Federalist No. 69
Federalist No. 70
To the Citizens of the State of New York
Reevaluating the Electoral College
Historical Perspectives on the Presidency
The Strict Constructionist Presidency
The Stewardship Presidency
The Public Presidency
The Prerogative Presidency
The Presidency In The Political Order
Selecting Presidents: Campaigns, Elections, and Mandates
Nomination Politics, Party Unity, and Presidential Elections
A High-Speed Chase: Presidential Aspirants and the Nomination Process
The Obama Juggernaut: Presidential Fundraising in 2008
The Magnitude of the 2008 Democratic Victory: By the Numbers
The Myth of Presidential Mandate
Changing Tides: Public Opinion, Campaigns, and Governance, 2004-2009
The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval
The "Permanent Campaign"
The Press and the Presidency
The Presidency and Image Management: Discipline in Pursuit of Illusion
The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney?
The Institutional Presidency
The President's Committee on Administrative Management (Brownlow Committee)
Can The President Manage The Government?
The Changing Presidential Office
Presidential Appointments and the Office of Presidential Personnel
The Administrative Presidency, Unilateral Power, and the Unitary Executive Theory
The Separation of Powers
Presidential Relations with Congress
The Disappearing Political Center
Presidents and the Judicial Appointment Process
Executive Privilege and the U.S. Attorneys Firings
Policy Leadership
The Presidential "Hundred Days"
Obama Becomes President: Policy Development and Leadership
Unilateral Powers: A Brief Overview
Prerogative Power and the War on Terrorism
Decision Making in the Bush White House
Commander-In-Chief and National Security
Presidential Power in National Security
Deference and Defiance: The Shifting Rhythms of Executive-Legislative Relations in Foreign Policy
Constraining Executive Power: George W. Bush and the Constitution
The Commander in Chief and the Courts
Evaluating Presidents: Greatness and Abuse of Power
Three Crises of Character in the Modern Presidency
"If Men Were Angels…": Presidential Leadership and Accountability
The Worst President in History?
The Long View
A New Imperial Presidency?