The Managerial Presidency

The Managerial Presidency

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This book should be of interest to students of political science.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534131948
  • 9780534131944

Table of contents

Introduction. Part One: Organizing the White House. Staffing the President-Elect. Does the White House need a strong chief of staff? The changing Presidential office. The evolution of the White House staff. Why entourage politics is volatile. Constrained diversity: the organizational demands of the Presidency. Organizing issues in and organising problems out. Part Two: Presidentializing the bureaucracy. From Kennedy to Reagan. The politicized Presidency. Mandates or mandarins? Control and discretion in the modern administrative state. Political appointees and career executives: the democracy-bureaucracy nexus. Political direction and policy change in three federal departments. Part Three: Presidential control of policy. Presidents and agendas: who defines what for whom? Director or facilitator? Presidential policy control of congress. Congress as micromanager of the executive branch. Presidential management of the economy. Presidential management of national security policy making.show more