Presidential Policymaking An End of century Assessment

Presidential Policymaking  An End of century Assessment

An End-of-century Assessment Steven A. Shull, Norman C. Thomas. conception of the presidency as an active policy institution. Presidents' election margins may provide them the opportunity to address specific policy issues more ...

Author: Steven A. Shull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315292830

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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A comprehensive overview of the president's policy-making role and the way this role structures the president's interaction with other institutions of government. The book concludes with a discussion of the issues of accountability and policy leadership.
Categories: Political Science

The End of the Rhetorical Presidency

The End of the Rhetorical Presidency

“In The End of the Rhetorical Presidency, Diane Heith has written a well-crafted and entirely readable discussion of the Trump presidency as understood through his efforts at rhetorical leadership. It is useful for anyone interested in ...

Author: Diane J. Heith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000098181

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

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The End of the Rhetorical Presidency? Public Leadership in the Trump Era explores one of the most disruptive aspects of the Trump presidency. Since the FDR administration, presidents developed the capacity and skill to use the public to influence the legislative arena, gain reelection, survive scandal and secure their legacy. Consequently, presidential rhetorical leadership has its own norms and expectations. Comparing President Trump’s communications apparatus as well as rhetoric (including Twitter) to previous presidents, Diane Heith demonstrates how Trump exercises leadership by adhering to some of these norms and expectations, but rejects, abandons and undermines most. Heith argues that his individual, rather than institutional, approach to leadership represents a change in tone, language and style. She concludes that the loss of skill and capacity represents a devolution of the White House institution dedicated to public leadership, especially in the legislative arena. More significantly, the individual approach emphasizes weakening the ability of the press and other political elites to hold the president accountable. This book will appeal to students and scholars of the presidency as well as general readers who quest for a deeper understanding of the Trump White House.
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Russia s 1996 Presidential Election The End of Polarized Politics

Russia s 1996 Presidential Election  The End of Polarized Politics

This conclusion of open warfare was the direct result of the presidential electoral process , as both Boris Yeltsin and Alexander Lebed pledged during their campaigns to end the war and then did so after the election .

Author: Michael McFaul

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 081799503X

Category: Elections

Page: 169

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Categories: Elections

Congressional Quarterly s Guide to the Presidency

Congressional Quarterly s Guide to the Presidency

overlap provides complete treatment of a topic in one place but allows as well for the discovery and pursuit of related ... and Guide to U.S. Elections — the material in Guide to the Presidency is descriptive, factual, unbiased, ...

Author: Michael Nelson

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002885383

Category: Political Science

Page: 1558

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Traces the history of the presidency and discusses the powers and privileges of the position
Categories: Political Science

The Presidency of William McKinley

The Presidency of William McKinley

The devastating effect that such a humiliation would have had on the presidency and the government should not be ... In the end , the message was something less than a ringing affirmation of an American purpose to commence war with ...

Author: Lewis L. Gould

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002622848

Category: History

Page: 316

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In this interpretation of the McKinley presidency Lewis L. Gould contends that William McKinley was the first modern president. Making use of extensive original research in manuscript collections in the United States, Great Britain, and France, Gould argues that during McKinley's four and a half years in the White House the executive office began to resemble the institution as the twentieth century would know it. He rejects the erroneous stereotypes that have long obscured McKinley's historical significance: McKinley as the compliant agent of Mark Hanna or as an irresolute executive in the Cuban crisis that led to war with Spain. He contends that McKinley is an important figure in the history of the United States because of the large contributions he made to the strengthening and broadening of the power of the chief executive. While this volume touches on many aspects of McKinley's leadership, the core of it relates to the coming of the Spanish-American War, the president's conduct of the war itself, and the emergence of an American empire from 1898 to 1900. According to Gould, the Spanish-American War was not the result presidential weakness or of cowardice before public hysteria. McKinley sought to persuade Spain to relinquish Cuba peacefully, turning to war only when it became apparent that Madrid would never acquiesce. During the war, McKinley effectively directed the American military effort and the diplomacy that brought territorial acquisitions and peace. The process of making peace with Spain—involving, as it did, American annexation of the Philippines—and of securing the ratification of the resulting treaty in the Senate underscored McKinley's expansive view of presidential power. He functioned as chief diplomat, from the sending of senators on the peace commission to the personal supervision of the terms of the negotiation. At home he made tours of the West and South in 1898 to lead popular opinion to his position as no president had done before him. For the Senate he evidenced a readiness to dispense patronage, woo votes with personal persuasion, and marshal the resources of the political system behind his treaty. Later episodes in McKinley's administration support Gould's thesis. In administering Puerto Rico and Cuba and in suppressing an insurrection in the Philippines, McKinley relied further on the war power and continued to shape affairs from the White House. He sent troops to china during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 without congressional authorization, governed the new possessions through presidential commissions, and allowed Capitol Hill only a subsidiary role in the process. By 1901 the nation had an empire and a president whose manner and bearing anticipated the imperial executives of six decades later. Gould does not argue that McKinley was a great president. He maintains, instead, that what McKinley contributed to the office, the examples he offered and the precedents he set make him an important figure in the emergence of the modern presidency in this century.
Categories: History

The Presidency of Herbert C Hoover

The Presidency of Herbert C  Hoover

Bryan Untiedt was unaffected by the presidential attention . ... Comments like Robinson's , which became frequent during the late spring , seemingly brought to an end , for the duration of the president's term , vacations and White ...

Author: Martin L. Fausold

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003268054

Category: History

Page: 288

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This book is likely to rank as the standard source on the Hoover Presidency for years to come.
Categories: History

Vice Presidents of the United States 1789 1993

Vice Presidents of the United States 1789 1993

The Democratic ticket then gained in the polls and in the end lost the election to the Republican candidate Richard Nixon by less than one percent of the popular vote. ' 2 Nixon's entrance into the White House gave Walter Mondale and ...

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American Presidential Power and the War on Terror Does the Constitution Matter

American Presidential Power and the War on Terror  Does the Constitution Matter

Obama, obliged, and actively campaigned for ending the wars while chastising his predecessor President G. W. Bush for starting wars of choice. In fact, Senator Obama and Senator Biden overtly chastised the Bush presidency repeatedly for ...

Author: Justin DePlato

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137539625

Category: Political Science

Page: 107

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This book examines the use of presidential power during the War on Terror. Justin DePlato joins the debate on whether the Constitution matters in determining how each branch of the federal government should use its power to combat the War on Terror. The actions and words of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are examined. DePlato's findings support the theory that executives use their own prerogative in determining what emergency powers are and how to use them. According to DePlato, the Presidents argue that their powers are implied in Article II of the Constitution, not expressed. This conclusion renders the Constitution meaningless in times of crisis. The author reveals that Presidents are becoming increasingly cavalier and that the nation should consider adopting an amendment to the Constitution to proffer expressed executive emergency powers.
Categories: Political Science

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

July 27 , 1976 a The President today announced the appointment of three persons as members of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association for terms ending on the date of the annual meeting of the stockholders in ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435024424301

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Understanding a New Presidency in the Age of Trump

Understanding a New Presidency in the Age of Trump

Daniel Bush, “Trump's Decision to End DACA Explained,” PBS NewsHour, September 5, 2017, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trumps-decision-end-daca-explained/ 187. Richard Lardner and Kevin Freking, “President Trump Signs Aid Bill; ...

Author: Joseph A. Pika

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781544308227

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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From the authors of The Politics of the Presidency comes this new supplement examining the unprecedented administration of Donald J. Trump. With their trademark balance between historical context, the current political environment, and contemporary scholarship on the executive branch, Joseph A. Pika, John Anthony Maltese, and Andrew Rudalevige offer students in American politics a brief but thorough overview of the Trump presidency’s first year of office. From the transition to the Russia investigation, Understanding a New Presidency in the Age of Trump grounds the ongoing news cycle in a deeper analysis of the executive branch, encouraging you to draw connections between current events and broader political science concepts. Whether packaged with another CQ Press title or used on its own, Understanding a New Presidency will give you the insight you need.
Categories: Political Science