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3rd Edition

New Directions in the American Presidency

Edited By

Lori Cox Han

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ISBN 9781032182179
February 21, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
384 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The third edition of New Directions in the American Presidency provides important updates on all topics throughout the text, including new and relevant literature across the subfield of presidency studies within political science. Significant changes have occurred within the political environment since the publication of the second edition. Many scholars refer to the Trump presidency as a "disruption" to the political order, and each chapter will assess the lessons and legacies of the Trump years as well as analyse how the Biden presidency is faring in the return to a more "traditional" style of presidential leadership.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Updated chapter on the 2020 presidential campaign and aftermath 
  • Assessment of the Trump years: Presidential powers and management of executive branch, use of social media, relationship with Congress, relationship with political parties, public opinion, domestic and foreign policy, Supreme Court appointments
  • Two new chapters—unitary powers, and intersectionality and the presidency

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction: Studying Presidents and the Presidency 

 Lori Cox Han

Chapter 2 – Presidents and the Constitution 

 Victoria A. Farrar-Myers

Chapter 3 – Presidents and Unilateral Powers

Sharece Thrower

Chapter 4 – Presidential Campaigns and Elections

Randall E. Adkins

Chapter 5 – Presidents and Political Parties

Julia R. Azari

Chapter 6 – Presidents and Mass Media

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha

Chapter 7 – Presidents and Public Opinion

Diane J. Heith

Chapter 8 – Presidents and Intersectionality

Caroline Heldman

Chapter 9 – Presidents and Congress

Brandon Rottinghaus

Chapter 10 – Presidents and the Courts

Nancy Kassop

Chapter 11 – Presidents, the White House, and the Executive Branch

Matthew J. Dickinson

Chapter 12 – Presidents and Domestic Policy

Jeremy L. Strickler

Chapter 13 – Presidents and Foreign Policy

Meena Bose

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Lori Cox Han is Professor of Political Science and Doy B. Henley Chair of American Presidential Studies at Chapman University. 


Praise for New Directions in the American Presidency, 3rd edition

The latest edition of New Directions in the American Presidency carefully surveys the current state of executive branch politics and contemporary research in this area. Leading scholars describe and analyze the political landscape that chief executives interact with, including Congress, the courts, and the media. This volume informs and engages both new students and seasoned scholars who are seeking a broader understanding about presidential power and leadership.

Mark J. Rozell, George Mason University

Once again, Lori Cox Han has delivered an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the American presidency. She and the other all-star presidential scholars assembled in this accessible, brief, and insightful volume deliver timely analysis and bring the reader up-to-date on the most current research in the field. As with the previous two editions, this book will again find its way into undergraduate classrooms as well as graduate student reading lists, and researchers will keep it close at hand.

Daniel Ponder, Drury University