This course has three aims: to survey the institutional development and current operation of the presidency; to examine the politics of presidential leadership, including the processes of selection of governance; and to consider the interaction of the two. Topics to be addressed include the constitutional framework; Federalist-Antifederalist debate, especially the American ambivalence toward executive power; historical development of the office and its relation to party systems; the process of nominating and electing the president; and the relationship of the office to the other branches.
Ethical Reasoning, Writing
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short writing exercises, one research paper.
|Instructor(s): Donato,Gary R. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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