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  • Power without Persuasionby William G. Howell

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 43.95 US$ 35.16

    Since the early 1960s, scholarly thinking on the power of U.S. presidents has rested on these words: "Presidential power is the power to persuade." Power, in this formulation, is strictly about bargaining and convincing other political actors to do things the president cannot accomplish alone. Power without Persuasion argues otherwise. Focusing... more...

  • Besiegedby William G. Howell

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    School boards are fighting for their survival. Almost everything that they do is subject to regulations handed down from city councils, state boards of education, legislatures, and courts. As recent mayoral and state takeovers in such cities as Baltimore, Chicago, and New York make abundantly clear, school boards that do not fulfill the expectations... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidencyby George C. Edwards III; William G. Howell

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are the essential guide to the study of American political life in the 21st Century. With engaging, new contributions from the major figures in the field The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency provides the key point of reference for anyone working in American Politics today. more...

  • While Dangers Gatherby William G. Howell; Jon C. Pevehouse

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 43.95 US$ 35.16

    Nearly five hundred times in the past century, American presidents have deployed the nation's military abroad, on missions ranging from embassy evacuations to full-scale wars. The question of whether Congress has effectively limited the president's power to do so has generally met with a resounding "no." In While Dangers Gather , William Howell and... more...

  • Thinking About the Presidencyby William G. Howell; David Milton Brent

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 17.95 US$ 14.36

    All American presidents, past and present, have cared deeply about power--acquiring, protecting, and expanding it. While individual presidents obviously have other concerns, such as shaping policy or building a legacy, the primacy of power considerations--exacerbated by expectations of the presidency and the inadequacy of explicit powers in the Constitution--sets... more...

  • The Education Gapby William G. Howell; Paul E. Peterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    The voucher debate has been both intense and ideologically polarizing, in good part because so little is known about how voucher programs operate in practice. In The Education Gap, William Howell and Paul Peterson report new findings drawn from the most comprehensive study on vouchers conducted to date. Added to the paperback edition of this groundbreaking... more...

  • The Wartime Presidentby William G. Howell; Saul P. Jackman; Jon C. Rogowski

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    ?It is the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority,? wrote Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers. The balance of power between Congress and the president has been a powerful thread throughout American political thought since the time of the Founding Fathers. And yet, for all that has been written on... more...

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