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Readings in Presidential Politics

Readings in Presidential Politics
Author: George Edwards
ISBN 13: 9780495006701
ISBN 10: 49500670
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2005-04-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $103.95

Intended to serve as an undergraduate text for courses on the US presidency, this work contains 13 solicited articles about what editor Edwards (Texas A&M U.) calls "key dimensions" of presidential politics. Topics include many that are de rigeur for the genre, including the functioning of the Electoral College and the relationship between the presidency and the media, but the text differentiates itself in a number of more unusual subjects that appear as if they may have been prompted by the course of the George W. Bush presidency. These include discussions of presidential lying, the trade-off between competency and loyalty in presidential appointments, and the appropriate role of Congress in national security policy. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR