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The Obama Presidency
The Obama Presidency (July 2012)
A Preliminary Assessment
Robert P. Watson - Editor
Jack Covarrubias - Editor
Tom Lansford - Editor
Douglas M. Brattebo - Editor

Lively and engaging essays covering President Obama’s domestic and foreign policy, governing style, and character.

Barack Obama’s presidency is a pivotal one in American history, coming at a time of dramatic political change in the United States and amidst an astonishing array of domestic and foreign policy challenges. Not surprisingly, then, the Obama administration has been the focus of intense s...(Read More)
 
 
In the Public Domain
In the Public Domain (October 2005)
Presidents and the Challenges of Public Leadership
Lori Cox Han - Editor
Diane J. Heith - Editor


Explores how recent presidents have managed communications with the American public.

The “public presidency”—how presidents rely on the mass media, public opinion, and various communication strategies—has become an increasingly important aspect of presidential governance and leadership during the past two decades. In the Public Domain gathers together noted presidency and...(Read More)
 
 
In the Name of Terrorism
In the Name of Terrorism (October 2005)
Presidents on Political Violence in the Post-World War II Era
Carol K. Winkler - Author

2008 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association

Traces the shifts in presidential discourse on terrorism since World War II.

The topic of terrorism has evolved into an ideological marker of American culture, one that has fundamentally altered the relationship between the three branches of government, between the governme...(Read More)
 
 
The First Presidential Communications Agency
The First Presidential Communications Agency (February 2005)
FDR's Office of Government Reports
Mordecai Lee - Author

The history of FDR's Office of Government Reports.

This book explores a forgotten chapter in modern U.S. history: the false dawn of the communications age in American politics. The Office of Government Reports (OGR) was created in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but after World War II Congress refused President Truman's request to continue funding it. OGR proved to be ahead of its time, a predecessor to the n...(Read More)
 
 
JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party
JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party (September 2004)
Sean J. Savage - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

A comprehensive account of JFK’s and LBJ’s leadership of the Democratic Party in the 1960s.

JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party is a richly detailed, comprehensive, and provocative account of presidential party leadership in the turbulent 1960s. Using many primary sources, including resources from presidential libraries, state a...(Read More)
 
 
George W. Bush
George W. Bush (August 2004)
Evaluating the President at Midterm
Bryan Hilliard - Editor
Tom Lansford - Editor
Robert P. Watson - Editor

Essays on the first two years of the Bush presidency.

Bringing together presidential scholars, leading voices on the presidency, and former White House aides, this book provides a timely and thorough assessment of George W. Bush at the historic midpoint of his presidency. The book covers Bush's character and leadership style, domestic policy, foreign policy and the War on Terror, and the Bush administration. It concludes...(Read More)
 
 
Popular Justice
Popular Justice (July 2002)
Presidential Prestige and Executive Success in the Supreme Court
Jeff Yates - Author

Explores the interaction between the presidency and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Popular Justice
explores the interaction between the presidency and the United States Supreme Court in the modern era. It assesses the fortunes of chief executives before the Court and makes the provocative argument that success is impacted by the degree of public prestige a president experiences while in office. Three discrete situations are qua...(Read More)
 
 
Groupthink or Deadlock
Groupthink or Deadlock (January 2002)
When Do Leaders Learn from Their Advisors?
Paul A. Kowert - Author

Argues that too much advice can lead to policy deadlock depending on leadership style.
The danger of groupthink is now standard fare in leadership training programs and a widely accepted explanation, among political scientists, for policy-making fiascoes. Efforts to avoid groupthink, however, can lead to an even more serious problem—deadlock. Groupthink or Deadlock explores these dual problems in the Eisenhower and Reagan admi...(Read More)
 
 
Ross for Boss
Ross for Boss (February 2001)
The Perot Phenomenon and Beyond
Ted G. Jelen - Editor

Presents an empirical study of Perot's 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns and the implications for third-party politics in the United States.

Ross for Boss
provides insights into the sources, continuity, and enduring importance of Ross Perot's presidential candidacies in 1992 and 1996 as a member of the Reform Party, and evaluates the impact of the Perot phenomenon on the future of both public policy and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Environmental Presidency
The Environmental Presidency (September 1999)
Dennis L. Soden - Editor

Examines how the modern presidency has responded to environmental concerns.

The Environmental Presidency develops a systematic understanding of how presidents have influenced the development of environmental and natural resource policy through an examination of environmental behavior and interaction patterns between the president and the American people. Looking at five presidential roles--Commander in Chief, Ch...(Read More)
 
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