Presidents and the American Presidency

Presidents and the American Presidency

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Presidents and the American Presidency engages students in the study of the presidency through an exploration of both the political institution and the men who have held the office. Considering both the strengths and the weaknesses of the office, authors Lori Cox Han and Diane J. Heith move beyond purely theoretical analysis to examine the real-life, day-to-day responsibilities and challenges that go with the job. FEATURES: * Incorporates archival documents from multiple administrations-in a "Then and Now" format-that reveal the inner workings of the White House and animate the discussions from the perspective of the presidents and other political actors * Offers extensive coverage of methodology, teaching students how to analyze the institution * Develops critical-thinking skills by integrating both institutional and president-centered approaches * Includes an in-depth discussion of campaign finance as an essential part of electing presidentsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 28mm | 762.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195385160
  • 9780195385168

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A thorough and in-depth examination of the presidency and American presidents and very suitable to either an undergraduate or graduate course on the presidency. * Jonathan Day, Western Illinois University * This book is global in its topical coverage and unique due to the archive materials from actual presidencies, which bring the institution to life. * Glen Krutz, The University of Oklahoma * This full-coverage introductory text gives students the ability to evaluate the individual and the institution by learning the importance of evaluating critical primary source materials. * Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, The University of Texas at Arlington *show more

About Lori Cox Han

Lori Cox Han is Professor of Political Science at Chapman University. She is the author of A Presidency Upstaged (2011) and Women and U.S. Politics, Second Edition (2010), editor of New Directions in the American Presidency (2010), and coeditor of Rethinking Madam President (2007). Diane J. Heith is Associate Professor and Chair of Government and Politics at St. John's University. She is the author of the forthcoming The Presidential Road Show (2013) and Polling to Govern (2003) and coeditor, with Lori Cox Han, of In the Public Domain (2005).show more

Table of contents

EACH CHAPTER INCLUDES A CONCLUSION, SUGGESTED READINGS, AND "ON THE WEB."; CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION: STUDYING PRESIDENTS AND THE PRESIDENCY; CHAPTER 2. PRESIDENTS AND THE CONSTITUTION; CHAPTER 3. THE PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION PROCESS; CHAPTER 4. THE PUBLIC PRESIDENCY: COMMUNICATION AND MASS MEDIA; CHAPTER 5. THE PUBLIC PRESIDENCY: PUBLIC OPINION; CHAPTER 6. PRESIDENTS AND THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH; CHAPTER 7. PRESIDENTS AND THE JUDICIAL BRANCH; CHAPTER 8. PRESIDENTS AND THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH; THE JOB OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE; CHAPTER 9. PRESIDENTS AND DOMESTIC POLICYMAKING; CHAPTER 10 PRESIDENTS AND FOREIGN POLICYMAKING; PRESIDENTS AND FOREIGN POLICYMAKING; APPENDIX A. CONDUCTING RESEARCH AT PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES; APPENDIX B. THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION; APPENDIX C. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS, 1789-2012show more