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The Politics of the Presidency

Eighth Edition (Revised Edition)


July 2013 | 576 pages | CQ Press
In the most up-to-date core text available on the presidency, Pika and Maltese once again deliver their comprehensive-and accessible-analysis of the presidency. Never losing sight of the foundations of the office, the authors maintain a balance between historical context and contemporary scholarship on the U.S. executive. A solid foundation for any presidency course, the revised eighth edition features a new chapter on the 2012 election and analysis of Obama's challenges as a second-term president in an entrenched partisan environment.
 
I. THE PRESIDENT AND THE PUBLIC
 
1. The Changing Presidency
 
2. Election Politics
 
3. Public Politics
 
4. Presidential Character and Performance
 
II. THE PRESIDENT AND THE GOVERNMENT
 
5. Legislative Politics
 
6. Executive Politics
 
7. Judicial Politics
 
III. THE PRESIDENT AND PUBLIC POLICY
 
8. The Politics of Domestic Policy
 
9. The Politics of Economic Policy
 
10. The Politics of National Security Policy
 
11. Obama’s Act II: Lingering Ambitions Amidst Lower Expectations

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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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