American Presidency

Presidential Power: Theories and Dilemmas

John P. Burke

First Edition • March 15, 2016 • 270 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$45.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

A broad and comprehensive analysis of the theories of presidential power, from early notions of presidential power and Neustadt’s “power to persuade” theory, to Kernell’s concept of “going public,” and theories of “historical time” and “internal time.”

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

A Presidential Nation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Michael A. Genovese

First Edition • July 31, 2012 • 248 pages

Print: $27.00 USD/$34.99 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$19.99 CAD

An engaging investigation of how the presidency has changed from its original role, as laid out in the U.S. Constitution, to become closer in power to an imperial monarch

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

The Collapse of the Democratic Presidential Majority: Realignment, Dealignment, and Electoral Change From Franklin Roosevelt To Bill Clinton

David G Lawrence

First Edition • August 1, 1997 • 240 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$82.50 CAD

American electoral politics since World War II stubbornly refuse to fit the theories of political scientists. The long collapse of the Democratic presidential majority does not look much like the classic realignments of the past: The Republicans made no corresponding gains in sub-presidential elections and never won the loyalty of…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

The Clinton Presidency: Campaigning, Governing, and the Psychology of Leadership

First Edition • November 1, 1994 • 261 pages

Print: $37.00 USD/$42.99 CAD

The Clinton presidency faced a basic set of public questions at the outset regarding its real intentions, strategies, and competence. Would the administration be able to develop and implement policies that were constructive in intent, fair in formulation, and successful in result? Would President Clinton be able to govern as…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy