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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature?s most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 23.95
Presidential nominations in the United States can sometimes seem like a media circus, over-hyped and overly speculative. Even informed citizens might be tempted to tune them out. Yet understanding the process, one distinct to American politics, is crucial for civic participation. If presidential elections are about who will lead the nation, presidential... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2000; US$ 8.99
Never before has so much money poured into a presidential campaign as flowed into the election of 2000. Jules Witcover, who has covered every election since 1952, here combines unparalleled knowledge about presidential politics with a scintillating, wise analysis of what's wrong with the way American presidents are chosen. He shows us, in memorable... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 29.99
DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INTRODUCTION: The Executive Branch as an Institution of American Constitutional Democracy, Jaroslav Pelikan INTRODUCTION: Presidents and Bureaucrats: The Executive Branch and American Democracy Joel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson SECTION I: THE HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE CONTEXT 1. The Evolution of the Presidency:... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
The election of a president is an important event in American politics. While the concept is the same, the process of electing presidents has changed considerably: the rise of television and the Internet has greatly increased the information available to voters. This work reveals what it takes to run for president, and how candidates are chosen. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Since April 30, 1789, when George Washington stepped onto the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, 43 men have assumed the title of President of the US. This book examines how these men have put their own stamp on the executive branch, and discusses how it has evolved as a reflection of their personalities and their visions for the country. more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2007; US$ 425.50
Guide to the Presidency is the leading reference source on the persons who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the presidency itself. Readers turn to this guide for its vast array of factual information about the institution and the presidents, as well as for its analytical chapters that explain the structure and operations of the... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 54.05
Providing both a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers, The Powers of the Presidency guides readers through the presidency as a constitutional office, covering how it was shaped by its design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. It... more...