The Paradoxes of the American Presidency

The Paradoxes of the American Presidency

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Noted and preeminent presidential scholars Tom Cronin and Michael Genovese examine the American presidency as a series of difficult to reconcile contradictory forces. In particular, they look at how the oft-times irreconcilable necessities of exercising power and retaining popular support force the presidents into decision processes that are fraught with complication. Cronin and Genovese look at the presidency in a thorough fashion, from the selection process and its inevitable compromises, to relationships between the president and the Courts, Congress, Cabinet, public, and even spouse.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 4 charts, numerous tables and halftones
  • 0195167090
  • 9780195167092

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(on the first edition)"One of the most clarifying and brilliant books on presidential leadership. . . . a modern classic."--Warren Bennis, University of Southern California"I found [the] paradoxes tremendously illuminating and beautifully set forth. . . . A wonderful achievement."--James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning presidential biographer and historian"A provocative, fresh, and enlightening examination of the American presidency."--David Gray Adler, Idaho State University (on the first edition) "One of the most clarifying and brilliant books on presidential leadership. . . . a modern classic."--Warren Bennis, University of Southern California "I found [the] paradoxes tremendously illuminating and beautifully set forth. . . . A wonderful achievement."--James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning presidential biographer and historian "A provocative, fresh, and enlightening examination of the American presidency."--David Gray Adler, Idaho State University (on the first edition)"One of the most clarifying and brilliant books on presidential leadership. . . . a modern classic."--Warren Bennis, University of Southern California"I found [the] paradoxes tremendously illuminating and beautifully set forth. . . . A wonderful achievement."--James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning presidential biographer and historian"A provocative, fresh, and enlightening examination of the American presidency."--David Gray Adler, Idaho State University (on the first edition) "One of the most clarifying and brilliant books on presidential leadership. . . . a modern classic."--Warren Bennis, University of Southern California "I found [the] paradoxes tremendously illuminating and beautifully set forth. . . . A wonderful achievement."--James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning presidential biographer and historian "A provocative, fresh, and enlightening examination of the American presidency."--David Gray Adler, Idaho State University (on the first edition)"One of the most clarifying and brilliant books on presidential leadership. . . . a modern classic."--Warren Bennis, University of Southern California"I found [the] paradoxes tremendously illuminating and beautifully set forth. . . . A wonderful achievement."--James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning presidential biographer and historian"A provocative, fresh, and enlightening examination of the American presidency."--David Gray Adler, Idaho State Universityshow more

Table of contents

PREFACE; 1. PRESIDENTIAL PARADOXES; 2. ELECTING PRESIDENTS; 3. RATING AND UNDERSTANDING PRESIDENTS; 4. PRESIDENTIAL POWER AND LEADERSHIP; 5. THE PRESIDENT'S JOB IN A SEPARATED SYSTEM; 6. PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS; 7. PRESIDENT AND POLITICAL PARTIES; 8. PRESIDENTS AND THE COURT; 9. PRESIDENTS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVES; 10. THE AMERICAN VICE PRESIDENCY; 11. PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY; NOTES; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEXshow more

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