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Presidential Leadership : Politics and Policy Making - 7th edition

Presidential Leadership : Politics and Policy Making (ISBN10: 0534604021; ISBN13: 9780534604028)
ISBN13: 978-0534604028
ISBN10: 0534604021

Summary: From routine operations to the workings of a White House in crisis, this comprehensive, best-selling text examines all facets of the presidency in rich detail, with a special emphasis on policy. George C. Edwards and Stephen J. Wayne use an engaging combination of analytical prose and timely, fascinating examples to examine the presidency from two theoretical standpoints--the President as "facilitator," and the President as "director of change." T ...show moreheir theoretical (versus chronological) approach, combined with the currency and relevance of the material covered in the text, have made PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP: POLITICS AND POLICY MAKING the most comprehensive and best-selling text available today for your presidential studies course.

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  • A comprehensive update on the Bush Presidency and the 2004 presidential election.
  • An expanded chapter on the president's unilateral powers provides context for studying the current administration's policies.
  • A discussion of methodology and a substantive conclusion from recent rational choice literature on the presidency gives perspective by including the latest scholarship on these topics.
Features
  • A presidential chronology (on inside cover) lists all the presidents and vice presidents along with their popular and electoral vote margins.
  • Boxed features throughout help students examine the idea of president as "facilitator" and as "director of change."
  • "Hot Button Issue" boxes highlight areas of special interest to students, including voter apathy, campaign finance reform, and the importance of presidential character.
  • Thought-provoking questions and Web exercises conclude each chapter, promoting student discussion and debate.
  • Clearly delineates the relationship between Congress and the president.
  • Discusses the tension between the public's desire for strong leadership and its wariness of unchecked power.
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Edition/Copyright: 7TH 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 07/20/2005
International: No

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