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Culture Matters: Essays in Honor of Aaron Wildavsky

Aaron B. Wildavsky, Richard J. Ellis, Michael Thompson - Social Science - 1997 - 252 pages
Culture theory was the focal point of the late Aaron Wildavsky's teaching and research for the last decade of his life--a life that profoundly affected many fields of political ...
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Speaking to the People: The Rhetorical Presidency in Historical Perspective

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 1998 - 283 pages
Evaluates the changing role of popular leadership and presidential rhetoric in American politics
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Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases that Have Shaped the ...

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 2009 - 244 pages
George W. Bush's presidency has helped accelerate a renewed interest in the legal or formal bases of presidential power. It is now abundantly clear that presidential power is ...
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Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive

Richard J. Ellis, Michael Nelson - Political Science - 2009 - 272 pages
The study of the presidency—the power of the office, the evolution of the executive as an institution, the men who have served—has generated a great body of research and ...
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The Development of the American Presidency

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 2013 - 608 pages
Our understanding of the politics of the presidency is greatly enhanced by viewing it through a developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern ...
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Presidential Lightning Rods: The Politics of Blame Avoidance

Richard J. Ellis - History - 1994 - 271 pages
H. R. Haldeman, President Nixon's former chief of staff, is said to have boasted: "Every president needs a son of a bitch, and I'm Nixon's. I'm his buffer and I'm his bastard ...
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Presidential Travel: The Journey from George Washington to George W. Bush

Richard J. Ellis - History - 2008 - 317 pages
The author explores how presidential travel has reflected and shaped the changing relationship between American presidents and the American people in a study that takes readers ...
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Politics, policy, and culture

Dennis J. Coyle, Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 1994 - 255 pages
This new set of original case studies is designed to offer an empirical counterpart to Cultural Theory (Westview, 1990), the landmark statement of political culture theory ...
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To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance

Richard J. Ellis - History - 2005 - 297 pages
Examines the role that the Pledge of Allegiance has had in American politics and history; its impact, positive and negative, on Amercian society; and the controversies ...
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