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Speaking to the People: The Rhetorical Presidency in Historical Perspective

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 1998 - 283 pages
Americans today expect their president to speak directly to them on the issues of the day--to address their concerns, to ask for their support, even to feel their pain. Yet, as ...
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Founding the American Presidency

Richard J. Ellis - History - 1999 - 313 pages
At a time when the institution of the presidency seems in a state of almost permanent crisis, it is particularly important to understand what sort of an institution the framers ...
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American Political Cultures

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 1993 - 272 pages
This work challenges the thesis first formulated by de Tocqueville and later systematically developed by Louis Hartz, that American political culture is characterized by a ...
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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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The Development of the American Presidency

Associate Professor of Political Science Richard J Ellis, 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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Cultural theory

Michael Thompson, Richard J. Ellis, Aaron B. Wildavsky - Political Science - 1990 - 296 pages
Why do people want what they want? Why does one person see the world as a place to control, while another feels controlled by the world? A useful theory of culture, the authors ...
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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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