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  • Risk and Presidential Decision-making

    The Emergence of Foreign Policy Crises

    By Trenta Luca

    This book aims at gauging whether the nature of US foreign policy decision-making has changed after the Cold War as radically as a large body of literature seems to suggest, and develops a new framework to interpret presidential decision-making in foreign policy. It locates the study of risk in US…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Presidential Administration and the Environment

    Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock

    By David M. Shafie

    After sweeping environmental legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s ushered in an era when new legislation and reforms to existing laws were consistently caught up in a gridlock. In response, environmental groups became more specialized and professional, learning how to effect policy…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • What Happened to the Republican Party?

    And What It Means for American Presidential Politics

    By John Kenneth White

    The Grand Old Party—once moderate and even magnanimous—has fallen into a prison of its own making when it comes to presidential politics. Republicans may be having a heyday in the Congress but their prospects for the 2016 presidential election aren’t great—and won’t improve unless and until they…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge

  • "An Empire of Ideals"

    The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan

    By Justin D. Garrison

    Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan’s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan’s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • President as Leader

    By Michael E Siegel

    By analyzing the leadership skills of five recent American presidents, this book seeks to de-mystify the elements and dynamics of effective presidential leadership which our democracy has come to depend upon and value. Building on the pioneering work of political scientist Fred Greenstein and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • American Identity in the Age of Obama

    Edited by Amílcar Antonio Barreto, Richard L. O’Bryant

    The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States has opened a new chapter in the country’s long and often tortured history of inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations. Many relished in the inauguration of the country’s first African American president — an event foreseen by…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • The Development of the American Presidency

    2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Ellis

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge

  • Understanding the Presidency

    7th Edition

    By James P Pfiffner, Roger H Davidson

    Bringing together historic documents and modern scholarship, Understanding the Presidency provides students with a blend of classic and contemporary readings on the presidency to ground and expand their knowledge of the highest office in the land. The new edition of this popular reader gives…

    Paperback – 2015-06-26
    Routledge

  • Presidential Character, The

    Predicting Performance in the White House, 4th Edition

    By James David Barber

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge

  • A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominations

    The Competition for Leadership

    By Wayne P. Steger

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-04-08
    Routledge
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • Presidential Leadership and African Americans

    "An American Dilemma" from Slavery to the White House

    By George R. Goethals

    Presidential Leadership and African Americans examines the leadership styles of eight American presidents and shows how the decisions made by each affected the lives and opportunities of the nation’s black citizens. Beginning with George Washington and concluding with the landmark election of…

    Paperback – 2015-04-01
    Routledge
    LEADERSHIP: Research and Practice

  • The Imperfect Primary

    Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics, 2nd Edition

    By Barbara Norrander

    The complex and ever-changing rules governing American presidential nomination contests are continuously up for criticism, but there is little to no consensus on exactly what the problems are, or on how to fix them. The evolving system is hardly rational because it was never carefully planned. So…

    Paperback – 2015-03-06
    Routledge
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

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