Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-8476-9739-7 • Paperback • February 2000 • $65.00 • (£50.00)
Phillip G. Henderson is associate professor of politics at The Catholic University of America.
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Presidency Then and Now
Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Presidential Character: The Case of George Washington
Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Thomas Jefferson and the Separation of Powers
Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Executive Privilege: From Washington to Clinton
Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The President, Congress, and Decisions to Use Military Force
Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Whiggism and Presidentialism: American Ambivalence Toward Executive Power
Chapter 7 Chapter 6: The Constitutionalist Presidency: Conservative Scholarship and the Energy in the Executive
Chapter 8 Chapter 7: The Formation and Use of the Cabinet
Chapter 9 Chapter 8: The Press and the Presidency: Then and Now
Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Narrative in Presidential Oratory
Chapter 11 Chapter 10: The Rise of the Rhetorical Candidate
Chapter 12 Chapter 11: The Rhetorical Presidency, Presidential Authority, and Bill Clinton
Chapter 13 Chapter 12: Technocratic Leadership: The Policy Work Presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton
To be serious about the Presidency in this raucous age of political scandal and stardom is a daunting task. Phillip Henderson has done a commendable job in assembling the research and thoughts of competent scholars who have kept a cool watch over our years of White House turmoil and measured it against our past. This is an instructive guide on Presidential leadership showing in a concise manner where we started, how we have traveled, and where we are today.
— Hugh Sidey, columnist and former White House Correspondent for Time
The Presidency Then and Now provides rich historical insight, but it also deserves praise for placing the presidency of Bill Clinton in context—institutional, historical, rhetorical, and political. Henderson has assembled an outstanding panel of contributors, and the book is a valuable addition to the literature on the presidency.
— Ryan J. Barilleaux, Miami University