The Presidency A to Z is an invaluable tool for understanding the presidency, both historically and today and for appraising how it and the executive branch have responded to the challenges facing the nation. It provides readers with quick information and in-depth background on the presidency through a comprehensive encyclopedia of over 300 easy-to-read entries.
Readers will find:
- biographies of every president and many others important to the office
Explanations of broader concepts and powers relating to the presidency
- discussions of relations with Congress, the Supreme Court, the bureaucracy, political parties, the media, interest groups and the public.
The Presidency A to Z includes all the features that made earlier editions so popular: charts, tables, lists, photographs, cartoons, indexes, a bibliography and cross-references.Über den Autor:
Gerhard Peters is the co-creator, along with John T.Woolley, of The American Presidency Project. Peters is a frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency at various colleges in southern California.
John T. Woolley is professor of political science and department chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara. One of the creators of the American Presidency Project,Woolley has written extensively on the president’s management of the economy, presidential vetoes, and the study of change in the presidency.
Michael Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a Senior Fellow of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His recent books include: The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776–2011, 6th Ed., The Presidency and the Political System, 9th Ed., and The Evolving Presidency: Landmark Documents, 1787-2010, 4th Ed, and Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2nd Ed. More than fifty of his articles have been reprinted in anthologies of political science, history, music, and English composition, including articles on subjects as varied as baseball, C. S. Lewis, and Frank Sinatra.
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