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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00
Throughout the contest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, politicians and voters alike worried that the outcome might depend on the preferences of unelected superdelegates. This concern threw into relief the prevailing notion that?such unusually competitive cases notwithstanding?people, rather than parties, should and do control presidential... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 25.99
With President George W. Bush's approval ratings at record lows, the 2008 election was a contest that Democrats were predicted to win. And with Barack Obama's victory over John McCain, they did. But it was the highly unlikely journey to this likely destination that set this presidential election apart from others. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95
The study of the American presidency, both as a political institution and the men who have held the office, is one of the most fascinating and dynamic fields of study within American government. New Directions in the American Presidency takes a current look at the various issues facing the presidency and provides a "state of the art" overview of... more...
- Free Press 2001; US$ 25.00
As Americans choose and install a new president for a new century they could do no better than to read this work by one of our keenest observers of the modern presidency. Drawing on a quarter-century's immersion in the presidential record and scores of interviews, Fred I. Greenstein provides a fascinating and instructive account of the qualities that... 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 24.00
An examination of the US electoral process, providing an integrated account of the 2000 campaign. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 39.99
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...