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The presidency in a separated system

Author: Charles O Jones
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular interpretations of American government tend to center on the presidency. Successes and failures of government are often attributed to presidents themselves. But, though the White House stands as a powerful symbol of government, the United States has a separated system intentionally designed to distribute power, not to concentrate it. Charles O. Jones explains that focusing exclusively on the presidency can
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Jones, Charles O.
Presidency in a separated system.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©1994
(DLC) 93051513
(OCoLC)29703172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles O Jones
ISBN: 0585175748 9780585175744
OCLC Number: 44957895
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 338 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Perspectives on the Presidency --
Landslides and Presidential Power --
Pictures in Our Heads --
The Dominant Perspective --
Variations in Party Splits --
Variations in Presidential Advantages --
An Alternative Perspective --
The Politics of Partisan Variations --
Change within Administrations --
What Is to Follow --
Presidents and the Presidency --
How They Come to Be There --
Who They Are --
Governing Strategies --
Organizing to Govern in the Separated System --
The White House Staff --
Cabinet Secretaries: Reaching Within --
Organizational Experience of Modern Presidents --
Organizing and Adapting --
Public Standing of the President --
The Most Popular President --
Approval Ratings and the Diffusion of Responsibility --
Going Public --
The Public Standing of Modern Presidents --
Public Approval and the Work of Government --
Presidents, Mandates, and Agendas --
Elections and Agendas in the Constitution --
The Mandate --
Judgments about Mandates --
The Continuing Agenda --
Agenda-Related Concepts --
Modern Presidents and the Agenda --
Presidents and Lawmaking in a Separated System --
The Nature of Lawmaking --
Presidential Success with Congress --
Legislative Production: What Gets Done and When --
Legislative Timelines --
Making Laws --
Presidential Preponderance --
Congressional Preponderance --
Joint Participation --
Sequence, Iteration, and Partisanship --
Thinking about Change --
Principal Observations --
Reform and Change --
Lessons for Presidents --
The Presidency in a Separated System.
Responsibility: Charles O. Jones.

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