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  • American Political Culturesby Richard J. Ellis

    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...

  • Judging Executive Powerby Richard J. Ellis

    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...

  • The Development of the American Presidencyby Richard J. Ellis

    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...

  • Founding the American Presidencyby Richard J. Ellis

    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...

  • The Development of the American Presidencyby Richard J. Ellis

    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...

  • Debating Reformby Richard J. Ellis; Michael Nelson

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 50.00

    Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, Third Edition edited by Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson, gets readers to consider the key issues in reforming political institutions. Written specifically for this volume, each pro or con essay is contributed by a top scholar and examines a concrete proposal... more...

  • Debating the Presidencyby Richard J. Ellis; Michael Nelson

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 43.00

    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...

  • Debating Reformby Richard J. Ellis; Michael Nelson

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 50.00 US$ 42.50

    Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, Third Edition edited by Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson, gets readers to consider the key issues in reforming political institutions. Written specifically for this volume, each pro or con essay is contributed by a top scholar and examines a concrete proposal... more...

  • Debating the Presidencyby Richard J. Ellis; Michael Nelson

    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...

  • Debating the Presidencyby Michael Nelson; Richard J. Ellis

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 43.00

    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... more...