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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
heir 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.

New to the Edition
  • 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.
...show more
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." Their 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.

New to the Edition
  • 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.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 7TH 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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