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- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
This work challenges the thesis first formulated by de Tocqueville and later systematically developed by Louis Hartz, that American political culture is characterized by a consensus on liberal capitalist values. Ranging over three hundred years of history and drawing upon the seminal work anthropologist Mary Douglas, Richard Ellis demonstrates that... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 34.99
Judging Executive Power introduces students to sixteen important Supreme Court cases that have shaped the power of the American presidency. The cases selected include the removal power, executive privilege, executive immunity, the line-item veto, as well as a president's wartime powers from the Civil War to the War on Terror. The book both brings the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95
Our understanding of the politics of the presidency is greatly enhanced by viewing it through a developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution. The Development of the American Presidency pays great attention to that historical weight but is organized topically and conceptually with the constitutional origins... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 45.99
At a time when the institution of the presidency seems in a state of almost permanant crisis, it is particularly important to understand what sort of an institution the framers of the Constitution thought they were creating. Founding the American Presidency offers a first-hand view of the minds of the founders by bringing together extensive selections... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 73.95
A full understanding of the institution of the American presidency requires us to examine how it developed from the founding to the present. This developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution, allows for a richer, more nuanced understanding beyond the current newspaper headlines. The Development of the American... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 40.00
Getting students to engage in debate always makes for a lively classroom. Yet when students only parrot partisan lines, an instructor is left to question if there is real pedagogical value in the exercise. Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson offer a fresh take on the traditional debate-style reader. With pieces written specifically for this volume... more...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 44.00
The study of the presidency?the power of the office, the evolution of the institution, the men who have served?has generated a rich body of research and scholarship. What better way to get students to grapple with this literature than through conflicting perspectives on some of the most pivotal issues facing the modern presidency? Once again Ellis... more...
- SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 50.00 US$ 42.50
Getting students away from spouting opinions about highly-charged partisan issues, Debating Reform, Third Edition looks at key questions about reforming political institutions, with contributed pieces written by top scholars specifically for the volume. Each pro or con essay considers a concrete proposal for reforming the political system. By focusing... more...
- SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 43.00 US$ 36.55
The study of the presidency?the power of the office, the evolution of the executive as an institution, the men who have served?has generated a great body of research and scholarship. What better way to get students to grapple with the ideas of the literature than through conflicting perspectives on some of the most pivotal issues facing the modern... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13
Take a candid look into how some traditional liberal arts colleges have incorporated nontraditional adult degree programs. This volume of case studies shows how a number of small, independent universities addressed various administrative and service functions for their adult programs. When taken together, it captures the emulsive nature of this imperfect... more...