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Updated in its 7thedition, Understanding the Presidencyprovides readers with a blend of classic and contemporary readings on the presidency to ground and expand their knowledge of the highest office in the land. The new edition gives readers the analytical tools needed to make sense of the modern 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
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
The Changing Dynamics of Presidential Fundraising: From 2008 to an Early Look at the 2012 Election
The Magnitude of the 2008 Democratic Victory: By the Numbers
The Myth of Presidential Mandate
Changing Tides: Public Opinion, Campaigns, and Governance, 2004-2012
The Public Presidency: Press, Media, and Public Approval
The "Permanent Campaign"
Legislative Success and Political Failure: The Public's Reaction to Barak Obama's Early Presidency
The Presidency and Image Management: Discipline in Pursuit of Illusion
The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney?
The Institutional Presidency
The White House Staff
The President's Committee on Administrative Management (Brownlow Committee)
The Changing Presidential Office
Presidential Appointments and the Office of Presidential Personnel
The Administrative Presidency, Unilateral Power, and the Unitary Executive Theory
The Separation of Powers
Presidential Relations with Congress
The Disappearing Political Center
Presidents and the Judicial Appointments Process
The Tea Party at the Election
The Presidential "Hundred Days"
Obama Becomes President: Policy Development and Leadership
Unilateral Powers: A Brief Overview
Prerogative Power and the War on Terrorism
Decision Making in the Obama White House
Commander-in-Chief and National Security
Presidential Power in National Security
Deference and Defiance: The Shifting Rhythms of Executive-Legislative Relations in Foreign Policy
Constraining Executive Power: George W. Bush and the Constitution
The Commander in Chief and the Courts
President Obama's War in Libya
Evaluating Presidents: Greatness and Abuse of Power
Three Crises of Character in the Modern Presidency
"If Men Were Angels...": Presidential Leadership and Accountability
Presidential Character and Judgment: Obama's Afghanistan and Health Care Decisions
A New Imperial Presidency?
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