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Updated with new readings on the war in Iraq, the war on terror, the frontloaded nomination process, and President Bushrs"s place in history, the new edition of this popular reader gives students the analytical tools needed to make sense of the modern presidency and its relationship with other key players in our political system. The selections in this reader were chosen with two aims in mind: (1) to provide a historical perspective, so often neglected in similar texts, that explains how the events of the past two centuries led us to where we are today, and (2) to present the most important current issues that are shaping the Bush administration and the presidency more broadly. This collection of readings offers students a combination of "classic" scholarly analyses, the best of current scholarship, and engaging insights into the nature of the contemporary presidency.
Table of Contents
Constitutional Origins of the Presidency
James Madison to Thomas Jefferson
Federalist No. 69
Federalist No. 70
To the Citizens of the State of New York
Reevaluating the Electoral College
Historical Perspectives on the Presidency
The Strict Constructionist Presidency
The Stewardship Presidency
The Public Presidency
The Prerogative Presidency
Toward a Modern Presidency
The Presidency in the Political Order
Selecting Presidents: Campaigns, Elections, and Mandates
Nomination Politics, Party Unity, and Presidential Elections
A High Speed Chase: Presidential Aspirants and the Nomination Process
Campaigning for Cash Amid Chaos?
The Presidential Election of 2000
The Presidential "Hundred Days"
The Myth of Presidential Mandate
Presidential Campaigning and Presidential Governance: The Case of 2004
The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval
The "Permanent Campaign"
The Press and the Presidency
The Presidency and Image Management: Discipline in Pursuit of Illusion
The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney?
Presidential Persuasion and Press Coverage of the War in Iraq
The Institutional Presidency
The White House Staff
Can the President Manage the Government?
The Changing Presidential Office
Presidential Appointments and the Office of Presidential Personnel
The Separation of Powers
Presidential Relations with Congress
The Disappearing Political Center
Constraining Executive Power: George W. Bush and the Constitution
Presidents and the Judicial Appointment Process
The Hundred Days
The Power to Persuade
Unilateral Powers: A Brief Overview
Prerogative Power and the War on Terrorism
Commander-in-Chief and National Security
Invitation to Struggle: The President, Congress, and National Security
Deference and Defiance: The Shifting Rhythms of Executive-Legislative Relations in Foreign Policy
Iran-Contra: What Was Wrong
The Foreign Affairs Power and the Framers' Intentions
The Commander in Chief and the Courts
Condoleezza Rice as NSC Advisor
Evaluating Presidents: Greatness and Abuse of Power
Three Crises of Character in the Modern Presidency
"If Men Were Angels ....": Presidential Leadership and Accountability
The Worst President in History?
The Long View
A New Imperial Presidency?
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