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The Keys to Power

Managing the Presidency, 2nd Edition

By Shirley Anne Warshaw


480 pages

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An accessible and comprehensive main text for courses on the presidency, this text argues that to be a successful presidential leader, one must effectively manage the enormous institutional and personal resources - or the "keys to power." Using the "keys to power" theme, Warshaw argues that the presidency is far more powerful today than in past generations. The book offers the most coverage in the market on the structures that provide the president with such power. As a result, there are discrete chapters dedicated to the vice president, the president's cabinet, the White House staff, and the executive office of the President. Standard topics such as "the president and the economy," are still covered but are integrated throughout the chapters.

Table of Contents

1. Powers and Prerequisites of the Presidency. 2. Presidential Campaigns and Elections. 3. The President and Congress. 4. The President and the Supreme Court. 5. The President and Public Opinion. 6. The Vice President. 7. The Presidents Cabinet. 8. The White House Staff. 9. The Executive Office of the President. 10. The President and the Bureaucracy. Bibliography.

About the Author

Shirley Anne Warshaw is Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and holds an endowed chair, the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, MGA from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Gettysburg College faculty, Dr. Warshaw worked in Pennsylvania state government and served in the Governor’s Office under two governors.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General