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Politics of the Presidency

Politics of the Presidency - 5th edition

Politics of the Presidency - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9781568024196

ISBN10: 1568024193

Politics of the Presidency by Joseph August Pika, Norman C. Thomas and John A. Maltese - ISBN 9781568024196
Edition: 5TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly
International: No
Politics of the Presidency by Joseph August Pika, Norman C. Thomas and John A. Maltese - ISBN 9781568024196

ISBN13: 9781568024196

ISBN10: 1568024193

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Although the institutional framework established by the Constitution over 200 years ago remains largely unchanged, the role of the president continues to grow in complexity and scope. The modern president is chief executive, head of state, commander-in-chief, legislative manager, and party leader. He governs more through skilled political leadership than by the assertion of constitutional privileges. Artfully balancing the historical foundations of the office with analysis of the increasingly political nature of the presidency, the authors assess the institution, the individuals who have served, the president's interactions with the public and with other government branches, and the chief executive's impact on public policy.

Thoroughly revised and updated to cover material through the first six months of the new administration, The Politics of the Presidency, Fifth Edition offers students a sophisticated yet accessible analysis of the presidency.

Your students will be reading the most up-to-date presidency text on the market with these key additions:

  • NEW Co-Author John Anthony Maltese brings fresh insights and new expertise to the text
  • NEW Coverage
  • Recent and important scholarship in each and every chapter
  • In-depth analysis of Clinton's final term, plus thorough coverage of George W. Bush's first six months in office
  • Discussion of the Framers'debates regarding presidential power, providing an historical backdrop for contemporary developments
  • Treatment of Bush v. Gore, unpacking the connection between the executive and the judiciary in the 2000 election o Attention to presidential-Congressional relations in light of administrative appointments, judicial nominees, and the legislative agenda in a partisan environment o Examination of the impact of the Internet and new media on presidential communications
  • NEW Case Study examines the George W. Bush transition and the new administration's first half-year in power, including the implications for his administrative agenda with the Democrats in control of the Senate
  • NEW Learning Aids -- tables, figures, and photos -- further elucidate themes and concepts

Author Bio

Pika, Joseph A. : University of Delaware

Joseph A. Pika is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and taught previously at SUNY Buffalo. His is coauthor with Richard A. Watson of The Presidential Contest, Fifth Edition(1995), and continues his interests in presidential elections, relations with interest groups, and legislative-executive relations.

Maltese, John Anthony : University of Georgia

John Anthony Maltese is associate professor of political science at the University of Georgia. He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. His books include The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees (1995), the winner of the C. Herman Pritchett Award, and Spin Control: The White House Office of Communications and the Management of Presidential News (1992), winner of a Frank Luther Mott Award. He also writes extensively about classical music and won a Grammy Award in 1996.

Thomas, Norman C. : University of Cincinnati

Norman C. Thomas, is Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Political Science and Distinguished Teaching Professor, Emeritus, at the University of Cincinnati. He holds a Ph. D. from Princeton University and has taught at the University of Michigan and Duke University. His publications include The Presidency and Public Policy Making, coedited with George C. Edwards III and Steven A. Shull , and Education in National Politics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section One: The President and the Public

Chapter 1. The Changing Presidency

The Scope of Presidential Power
Expansion of the Presidency
Presidential Culture
Conclusion: The Changeable, Political Presidency

Chapter 2. Election Politics

Evolution of the Selection Process
Defining the Pool of Eligibles
Competing for the Nomination
The National Convention
The General Election
Conclusion: Transitions to Governing

Chapter 3. Public Politics

Public Attitudes Toward the Presidency
Rallying Public Support
The President and the Media
Conclusion: The Permanent Campaign

Chapter 4. Presidential Character and Performance Determinants and Evaluations of Performance

What Manner of Person?
Psychological Characteristics of U.S. Presidents
Management Styles of Modern Presidents
Understanding Presidents: The Cases of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
Conclusion: Seeking Presidential Success

Section Two: The President and the Government Chapter 5. Legislative Politics Development of the President's Legislative Role

The Presidential-Congressional Relationship
The President's Formal Legislative Powers
The President's Informal Legislative Influence
Explaining Presidents' Legislative Success

Chapter 6. Executive Politics

The President as Executive
The President and the Executive Branch
The President and the Cabinet
Presidential Control of the Bureaucracy
Presidential Management of the Bureaucracy

Chapter 7. Judicial Politics Presidential Appointment of Federal Judges

Other Presidential Influences on the Federal Courts
Judicial Oversight of Presidential Action

Section Three: The President and Public Policy

Chapter 8. The Politics of Domestic Policy

The Domestic Policy Process
The Domestic Policy Environment
The Domestic Policy Apparatus
Modern Presidents and Domestic Policy

Chapter 9. The Politics of Economic Policy

Macroeconomic Policy
Microeconomic Policy
Presidents and the Economy: 1993-2001
The Politics of Macroeconomic Policymaking
The Economic Subpresidency
Presidents and Economic Policy Coordination
The Congressional Role in Macroeconomic Policy

Chapter 10. The Politics of National Security Policy

Issues and Conflicts in National Security Policy: The Search for a New Consensus
The National Security Policy-Making Problem
The President, Congress, and National Security
Organizing and Managing National Security

Chapter 11. George W. Bush: Transition to Power and First 180 Days

The Truncated Transition
Taking the Reins: The First Hundred Days
The Next Eighty Days


Appendix A, Results of Presidential Contests, 1912-1996
Appendix B, Personal Backgrounds of U.S. Presidents
Appendix C, The Constitution on the Presidency