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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Stephen Skowronek, THE POLITICS PRESIDENTS MAKE (Belknap, 1993)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One mid-term and one final exam. One research paper.
|Instructor(s): Lim,Elvin Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: SCIE109; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 15||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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