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Debating the Presidency Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive

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ISBN-10: 1604265655

ISBN-13: 9781604265651

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Richard Ellis, Michael Nelson, Richard J. Ellis

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List price: $54.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 10/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Richard Ellis is one of America's most celebrated marine artists & writers. The author of ten books, including "The Search for the Giant Squid" & "Men & Whales". Ellis makes his home in New York City.

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.

Richard J. Ellis is the Mark O. Hatfield Professor of Politics at Willamette University. Among his recent books are Judging the Boy Scouts of America: Gay Rights, Freedom of Association, and the Dale Case; The Development of the American Presidency; Presidential Travel: The Journey from George Washington to George W. Bush; Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases that have Shaped the American Presidency, and Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2nd Ed. In 2008 he was named the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching Oregon Professor of the Year.

Preface
Contributors
Resolved, the framers of the Constitution would approve of the modern presidency
Pro: David Nichols
Con: Terri Bimes
Resolved, political parties should nominate candidates for the presidency through a national primary
Pro: Michael Nelson
Con: Andrew E. Busch
Resolved, the president should be elected directly by the people
Pro: Burdett Loomis
Con: Byron E. Shafer
Resolved, the Twenty-second Amendment should be repealed
Pro: David Karol
Con: Thomas E. Cronin
Resolved, the media are too hard on presidents
Pro: Matthew R. Kerbel
Con: Bartholomew H. Sparrow
Resolved, the president is a more authentic representative of the American people than is Congress
Pro: Marc J. Hetherington
Con: Richard J. Ellis
Resolved, presidents have usurped the war power that rightfully belongs to Congress
Pro: Nancy Kassop
Con: Richard M. Pious
Resolved, fighting the war on terrorism requires relaxing checks on presidential power
Pro: John Yoo
Con: Louis Fisher
Resolved, presidential signing statements threaten to undermine the rule of law and the separation of powers
Pro: Peter M. Shane
Con: Nelson Lund
Resolved, the president has too much power in the selection of judges
Pro: David A. Yalof
Con: John Anthony Maltese
Resolved, the vice presidency should be abolished
Pro: Douglas L. Kriner
Con: Joel K. Goldstein
Resolved, a president's personal attributes are the best predictors of performance in the White House
Pro: Fred I. Greenstein
Con: Stephen Skowronek
Resolved, great presidents are agents of democratic change
Pro: Marc Landy
Con: Bruce Miroff
Notes