A comprehensive overview of the Bush presidency, including his final year in office,measuring the trajectory of his aspirations, accomplishments, and failures. Reviews the historical position of the Bush administration, and defines and analyzes its long-term political goals. Places specific administration actions—from tax cuts to the Iraq War in strategic and historical context.
This collection views the recruitment and selection of presidential candidates, presidential personality, advisory networks, policy making, evaluations of presidents, and comparative analysis of chief executives.Additionally, specialists in cognitive psychology, formal theory, organization theory, leadership theory, institutionalism, and methodology, apply their expertise to the analysis of the presidentcy to generate innovative approaches to presidential research.
Assesses the trajectory and character of Bush’s time in office—a presidency best characterized by a series of bold risks in the service of two primary goals: the transformation of American foreign policy and the creation of a lasting Republican dominance of domestic politics.
William Newmann examines the ways in which presidents make national security decisions, and explores how those processes evolve over time. He creates a complex portrait of policy making, which may help future presidents design national security decision structures that fit the realities of the office in today’s world.
Including the conflict in Kosovo, the WTO meeting in Seattle, and new developments in the 2000 presidential campaign, The Postmodern Presidency is the most comprehensive and current assessment of Bill Clinton’s presidency available in print.
Explores the unprecedented influence of executive power over the federal regulatory process during the Ronald Regan and then George H. W. Bush presidencies.
Jeffrey E. Cohen presents a detailed, quantitative study of the characteristics of presidential cabinets from the days of George Washington through the first Reagan administration.
The premise behind this book is that policy making provides a useful perspective for studying the presidency, perhaps the most important and least understood policy-making institution in the United States. The eleven essays focus on diverse aspects of presidential policy making, providing insights on the presidency and its relationship to other policy-making actors and institutions.
Administration in time of war has come to revolve around the President, and much of the administrative authority of the President is then delegated to extralegal agents. Grundstein’s analysis of the experiences of World War I show that such delegation is inevitable.