The American Presidency and the Social Agenda

The American Presidency and the Social Agenda

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For Presidency, Public Policy and Social Policy courses.Bringing together presidential research and social policy research, this text examines six issues that continually evade compromise and resolution-abortion, pornography, gun control, affirmative action, homosexuality and the environment- as they have been addressed by modern-day presidents in their varying roles. The text is designed to show students the impact of social policies and how presidents respond to social issues and subsequently build their agendas.
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  • Paperback | 189 pages
  • 160.02 x 220.98 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130826324
  • 9780130826329

Table of contents

1. Introduction: The Presidency, Roles and Policy. 2. The Opinion/Party Leader and the Social Agenda. 3. The Legislative Leader and the Social Agenda. 4. The Chief Executive and the Social Agenda. 5. The Chief Diplomat/Commander in Chief and the Social Agenda. 6. Conclusion: Presidents and the Social Agenda. Appendix: Presidents as Legislative Leaders and Major Social Legislation. Index.
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