The American Presidency|
Spring 2018 not offered
This course surveys the institutional and political development of the Presidency of the United States. We examine the constitutional framework establishing the executive branch, including the unique manner of presidential election, and analyze the politics of presidential leadership. Topics to be discussed include the presidential nominating and election process, the use and growth of presidential power, the rise of the presidential branch, and the relationship of presidents to other political elites and the party system.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Kernell, Samuel. GOING PUBLIC: NEW STRATEGIES OF PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP, 4th ed. (CQ Press, 2006); ISBN-13: 978-1568028996
Richard Neustadt. PRESIDENTIAL POWER AND THE MODERN PRESIDENTS: THE POLITICS OF
LEADERSHIP FROM ROOSEVELT TO REAGAN, Revised ed. (Free Press, 1991); ISBN-13: 978-0029227961
Michael Nelson, THE PRESIDENCY AND THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, 10th ed. (CQ Press, 2013); ISBN-13: 978-1452240435
Other works to be announced.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams, one research paper, one group project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
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