Pushing the Agenda Presidential Leadership in US Lawmaking, 1953-2004

ISBN-10: 0521162912

ISBN-13: 9780521162913

Edition: 2010

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This text reveals the predictable nature of presidents' policy making opportunities and the systematic strategies White House officials employ to exploit those opportunities. Matthew N. Beckmann finds modern presidents' influence in Congress is real, often substantial, and largely underestimated.
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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Matthew N. Beckmann is Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Irvine, where he studies Washington politics, particularly that involving the White House. His work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and Political Communication. Professor Beckmann received his BA from UCLA and his PhD from the University of Michigan.

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