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Presidential Leadership: Politics and Policy Making / Edition 10

Presidential Leadership: Politics and Policy Making / Edition 10

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With a focus on presidential leadership, the authors address the capacity of chief executives to fulfill their tasks, exercise their powers, and utilize their organizational structures to affect the output of government. The authors examine all aspects of the presidency in rich detail, including the president’s powers, presidential history, and the institution of the presidency. Guiding their analysis is their unique contrast between two broad perspectives on the presidency—the constrained president (“facilitator”) and the dominant president (“director”)—making the text a perennial favorite for courses on the presidency.
The authors richly illustrate their engaging analysis with timely, fascinating examples. They fully integrate the Trump presidency into every chapter, offering wide-ranging coverage. Moreover, they devote separate chapters to essential aspects of President Trump’s approach to governing such as on media relations, leading the public, and decision making. Equally important, they incorporate the most recent scholarship and their own unique approach to show how the Trump presidency illuminates our basic understanding of the presidency, making Presidential Leadership the perfect vehicle for understanding the president and his impact on the office.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538110850
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/12/2018
Edition description: Tenth Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

George C. Edwards III is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University. Kenneth R. Mayer is professor of American politics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Stephen J. Wayne is professor of political science at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Powers of the Presidency
Chapter 3: The Nomination Process
Chapter 4: The Presidential Election
Chapter 5: The President and the Public
Chapter 6: Leading the Public
Chapter 7: The President and the Media
Chapter 8: The Structure of the Presidency
Chapter 9: Presidential Decision Making
Chapter 10: The President and the Executive Branch
Chapter 11: The President and Congress
Chapter 12: The President and the Judiciary
Chapter 13: Domestic and Economic Policy Making
Chapter 14: National Security Policy Making
Appendix A: Methods of Studying the Presidency
Appendix B: Non-Electoral Succession, Removal, and Tenure
Appendix C: Provisions of the Constitution Relating to the Presidency
Appendix D: 2016 Electoral and Popular Vote

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