Long established as a leading introduction to the American presidency, Presidential Leadership, twelfth edition provides students with a comprehensive survey that addresses the capacity of chief executives to fulfill their tasks, exercise their powers, and utilize their organizational structures to affect the output of government. The authors examine all aspects of the presidency in rich detail, including the president’s powers, presidential history, and the institution of the presidency.
The new edition has been substantially updated to integrate the Trump presidency, including both impeachments, and the first year of the Biden presidency. Other examples of the latest coverage include
List of Tables, Figures, and Photos
About the Authors
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – The Powers of the Presidency
Chapter 3 – The Nomination Process
Chapter 4 – The Presidential Election
Chapter 5 – The President and the Public
Chapter 6 – Leading the Public
Chapter 7 – The President and the Media
Chapter 8 – The Structure of the Presidency
Chapter 9 – Presidential Decision Making
Chapter 10 – The President and the Executive
Chapter 11 – The President and Congress
Chapter 12 – The President and the Judiciary
Chapter 13 – Domestic and Economic Policy Making
Chapter 14 – Foreign and Defense Policy
Presidential Leadership is the preeminent guide to the institutional motivations and limitations faces presidents who seek change but upon discovering durable constraints have a humbling choice—revert to bargaining in Washington or face politically punishing policy defeats and the potential of electoral repudiation.
Contains all the important information about the institution and its place in policy and politics, while telling the stories of the presidents who influence our constantly evolving understanding of the presidency.
The best book on the market, Presidential Leadership offers a comprehensive account of the American presidency. It balances what we know in political science with the ‘story-telling’ that students appreciate.
This is the leading textbook on the American presidency. The authors not only cover the essential ‘nuts and bolts’ of the executive branch, but they also introduce students to the core research that scholars have conducted on the presidency.
This is the ‘go to’ book for teaching the presidency at the undergraduate level. Excellent presentation by distinguished scholars of the multiple and challenging aspects of the office.