Fall 2008 not offered
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)
Abshire, David. 2001. TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES OF THE MODERN PRESIDENCY. Praeger. 027593522
Cooper, Philip. 2002. BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT. U. Press Kansas. 0700611800
Cronin, Thomas & Michael Genovese. 1998. THE PARADOXES OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY. Oxford Univ. Press. 0195116933
Gould. 2003. MODERN AMERICAN PRESIDENCY. Univ. Press of Kansas.
Nelson, Michael. Ed. 1999. THE EVOLVING PRESIDENCY. CQ Press. 1568023693
Shapiro, Robert, et. al. 2000. PRESIDENTIAL POWER. Columbia Univ. Press. 0231109334
Shull, Steven A. ed. 1991. THE TWO PRESIDENCIES: A QUARTER CENTURY ASSESSMENT. Nelson Hall Publishers. 0830412492
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Short papers, exams, presentations.
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