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Politics of the Presidency

Eighth Edition


March 2012 | 568 pages | CQ Press
Once again delivering their comprehensive—and accessible—analysis of the presidency, Pika and Maltese bring their trusted core text completely up-to-date. Never losing sight of the historical foundations of the office, the authors maintain a delicate balance as they examine the presidency through a modern lens. A solid foundation for any presidency course, the eighth edition features new data and scholarship in addition to coverage of:

- the 2010 midterm election and preparation for the 2012 election;

- Obama's relations with the Republican House;

- the appointments of Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court;

- Obama's use of new media;

- such major policies as the stimulus bill, financial regulation and the debt ceiling, health care reform, and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," among others;

- U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and the build-up in Afghanistan, the killing of Osama bin Laden, the ban on enhanced interrogation techniques, the START treaty, and reactions to the Arab Spring.

 
PART ONE: THE PRESIDENT AND THE PUBLIC
 
The Changing Presidency
 
Election Politics
 
Public Politics
 
Presidential Character and Performance
 
PART TWO: THE PRESIDENT AND THE GOVERNMENT
 
Legislative Politics
 
Executive Politics
 
Judicial Politics
 
PART THREE: THE PRESIDENT AND PUBLIC POLICY
 
The Politics of Domestic Policy
 
The Politics of Economic Policy
 
The Politics of National Security Policy

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Joseph A. Pika

Joseph A. Pika is the James R. Soles professor emeritus of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and taught previously at SUNY at Buffalo. He is coauthor with Jason D. Mycoff of Conflict & Compromise: Presidential and Congressional Leadership, 2001–2006 and coauthor with John Anthony Maltese and H. Phillips Shively of Government Matters: American Democracy in Context. He served for seven years on the Delaware State Board of Education, four years as president. More About Author

John Anthony Maltese

John Anthony Maltese is the Albert B. Saye professor and associate dean of the  University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees and Spin Control: The White House Office of Communications and the Management of Presidential News, and coauthor with Joseph A. Pika and H. Phillips Shively of Government Matters: American Democracy in Context. He is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and was named the Georgia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of... More About Author

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