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The Modern Presidency

James P. Pfiffner
Format
Book
Published
Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c2000.
Edition
3rd ed
Language
English
ISBN
0312208596
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Presidency: Origins and Powers 1
  • Origins of the Presidency 7
  • Powers of the President 11
  • Chapter 2 President and the Public 15
  • Nominating the President 16
  • Presidential Elections 22
  • Third-Party Presidential Candidates 26
  • General Election 29
  • Electoral Trends 32
  • Going Public and Public Approval 35
  • Figure 2-1 Presidential Approval Ratings--Annual Averages 40
  • Chapter 3 White House Staff and Organization 44
  • Roosevelt and Truman: Laying the Foundations 46
  • Eisenhower Institutionalizes the White House 49
  • Table 3-1 Chiefs of Staff to the President 51
  • Kennedy and the Collegial Model 53
  • Lyndon Johnson's One-Man Show 56
  • Nixon's Tight Hierarchy 57
  • Ford's and Carter's Lessons 61
  • Reagan's Contrasting Terms 65
  • Bush's Pit Bull 72
  • Clinton's Circus 79
  • Chapter 4 Institutional Presidency 85
  • White House Staff and the Executive Office of the President 86
  • Table 4-1 Top-Level Assistants to the President, 1960-1992 87
  • Figure 4-1 Organization Chart for the White House Office 88
  • Figure 4-2 Executive Office of the President, 1939 and 1997 89
  • Office of Legislative Liaison/Office of Congressional Relations 90
  • Office of Presidential Personnel 92
  • Office of Communications 94
  • Bureau of the Budget/Office of Management and Budget 96
  • National Security Council Staff 98
  • Office of Policy Development (Domestic Policy Staff) 100
  • Chapter 5 Cabinet and the Executive Branch 103
  • Origins of the Cabinet 103
  • Cabinet as a Deliberative Body 105
  • Departmental Secretaries versus the White House Staff 112
  • Table 5-1 Cabinet Departments 114
  • Presidential Appointments 117
  • Table 5-2 Political Appointments Available to Presidents 118
  • Table 5-3 Political Appointees by Cabinet Department (1992) 122
  • Executive Branch Bureaucracy 123
  • Table 5-4 More Officials at the Top Layers of the Executive Branch 124
  • Figure 5-1 Government of the United States 125
  • Chapter 6 President and Congress 130
  • Constitutional Fundamentals 130
  • Table 6-1 Midterm Losses by the President's Party 132
  • Veto Power 132
  • Table 6-2 Presidential Vetoes (1789-1996) 134
  • President as Legislative Leader 136
  • Political Fundamentals 140
  • Figure 6-1 Presidential Success 142
  • Presidential Skills 142
  • Cases of Presidential Leadership 146
  • Kennedy and the House Rules Committee: Behind-the-Scenes Leadership 147
  • LBJ's Activist Approach: The 1964 Civil Rights Act 149
  • Richard Nixon: The Politics of Confrontation 152
  • Jimmy Carter: The Moral Equivalent of War 155
  • Ronald Reagan: The 1982 Budget Juggernaut 159
  • Clinton and Two Congresses: A Study in Contrast 161
  • Problem of Divided Government 166
  • Figure 6-2 Divided and Unified Control of the Government, 1944-1998 167
  • Chapter 7 President and National Security 174
  • War Power 175
  • World War II 177
  • Korea 178
  • Vietnam 178
  • War Powers Resolution of 1973 180
  • Persian Gulf War 182
  • Other Constitutional Powers 184
  • Table 7-1 Treaties and Executive Agreements Approved by the United States, 1789-1996 187
  • National Security Council Dominates the Executive Branch 188
  • Table 7-2 Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs 190
  • Presidential Leadership and Crisis Decision Making 193
  • Two Decisions on Vietnam: Eisenhower and Johnson 194
  • Two Decisions on Cuba: Kennedy's Lessons 196
  • Two Decisions on Iran: Carter and Reagan 200
  • Chapter 8 Abuse of Power and Presidential Reputation 205
  • Corruption and Abuse of Power 206
  • Watergate 208
  • Iran-Contra 214
  • President Clinton's Impeachment and Senate Trial 218
  • Presidential Popularity and Reputation 230
  • Table 8-1 Presidential Approval Ratings, 1953-1998 232
  • Table 8-2 Presidential Reputation 233
  • Conclusion: Public Expectations and- the Presidency 240
  • Appendix A Presidents of the United States 243
  • Appendix B Constitution of the United States of America: Articles I and II 244
  • Appendix C Constitutional Amendments That Affect the Presidency: Amendments XII, XX, XXII, and XXV 251.
Description
ix, 262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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