Researching the Presidency: Vital Questions, New Approaches (Google eBook)

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George C. Edwards, John Howard Kessel, Bert A. Rockman
University of Pittsburgh Pre, 1993 - Political Science - 496 pages
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This collection brings together two groups of scholars. The first, persons active in presidential research, assess the state of the literature in the recruitment and selection of presidential candidates, presidential personality, advisory networks, policy making, evaluations of presidents, and comparative analysis of chief executives.

A second group of scholars, specialists in cognitive psychology, formal theory, organization theory, leadership theory, institutionalism, and methodology, apply their expertise to the analysis of the presidentcy in an effort to generate innovative approaches to presidential research. By taking a fresh look at a well-established field, these groundbreaking essays encourage scholars to renew their emphasis on explanation in research.

  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Part I Assessments
21
1 Presidential Selection
23
2 Presidential Personality and Leadership Style
69
3 Advising the President
111
4 Presidential Policy Making
161
Part II Approaches
201
5 Studying Presidential Leadership
203
8 Formal Theory and the Presidency
289
9 Presidens Institutions and Theory
337
10 The Methodology of Presidential Research
387
Part III Comparisons
413
11 Foundations of Power
415
12 Evaluating Presidents
453
Conclusion
485
Notes on Contributors
493

6 Cognitive Theory and the Presidency
233
7 Organization Theory and the Presidency
267
Back Cover
502
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About the author (1993)

George C. Edwards III is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University.

John H. Kessel is Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University.

Bert Rockman is University Professor of Political Science and Research Professor in the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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