The American Presidency: A Policy Perspective from Readings and Documents

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This book is a collection of original essays, enduring classics, and documents on the American presidency that places emphasis on aspects of the policy process in the White House. These readings will help students distinguish between myth and reality in studying the presidency. There is extensive discussion of the limitations on presidential power presented by such forces as Congress, the federal bureaucracy, the courts, single issue interest groups, television, and public opinion polls.

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The Presidential Job Description
How They Get to the White House
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