Debating the Presidency

Author: Richard J. Ellis
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506363393
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Editors Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top presidential scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate in Debating the Presidency: Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive, Fourth Edition offers a compelling yet concise view of contemporary topics relevant to the American executive. Each pair of debate-resolution style essays is written specifically for this volume, and offers a compelling yet concise view of a topic relevant to the American executive. Editors Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson offer brief chapter introductions that provide context. In this edition, several new arguments are presented on topics such as executive orders (Pro: Gene Healy, Con: Andrew Rudalevige); abolishment of the vice presidency (Pro: Douglas L. Kriner, Con: Joel K. Goldstein); and the effect of new media on the public’s view of the presidency (Pro: Matthew R. Kerbel, Con: Jeffrey E. Cohen).

Debating the Presidency Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive 2nd Edition

Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1604265655
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The study of the presidency&BAD:—the power of the office, the evolution of the executive as an institution, the men who have served&BAD:—has generated a great body of research and scholarship.What better way to get students to grapple with the ideas of the literature than through conflicting perspectives on some of the most pivotal issues facing the modern presidency? Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate beyond the pages of the book. Each essay&BAD:—written in the form of a debate resolution&BAD:— offers a compelling yet concise view on the American executive. In essays that are new to this edition, contributors debate the repeal of the 22nd Amendment, the abolition of the vice presidency, the extent to which presidential signing statements threaten the separation of powers, and whether the fighting of the war on terror should require relaxing checks on presidential power. Ellis and Nelson introduce each pair of essays, giving students context and preparing them to read each argument critically, so they can decide for themselves which side of the debate they find most persuasive.

Debating Reform

Author: Richard J. Ellis
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506333656
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, Third Edition edited by Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson, gets readers to consider the key issues in reforming political institutions. Written specifically for this volume, each pro or con essay is contributed by a top scholar and examines a concrete proposal for reforming the political system. By focusing on institutions, rather than liberal or conservative public policies, the essays move readers to leave behind ideology and grapple with evidence, and then draw their own conclusions and build their own arguments.

Die amerikanischen Pr sidenten

Author: Christof Mauch
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406692664
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Von George Washington bis Barack Obama bietet dieser Band eine kleine Geschichte Amerikas im Spiegel seiner Präsidenten. Die Autoren schildern in biographischen Portraits Leben und Amtszeit der bisher 44 Präsidenten, skizzieren die wichtigsten Entwicklungen, Ereignisse und Entscheidungen und betrachten abschließend Leistungen und Versäumnisse der jeweiligen Präsidentschaft. So ist zugleich ein Panorama der amerikanischen Geschichte von der Unabhängigkeit am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur globalen Supermacht unserer Tage entstanden. Der Band wurde für diese Ausgabe überarbeitet und aktualisiert. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson hat ihren Beitrag zu Barack Obama bis zur jetzigen zweiten Amtszeit erweitert.

The Development of the American Presidency

Author: Richard J. Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136980598
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 institution. The Development of the American Presidency pays great attention to that historical weight but is organized topically and conceptually with the constitutional origins and political development of the presidency its central focus. Through comprehensive and in-depth coverage, this text looks at how the presidency has evolved in relation to the public, to Congress, to the Executive branch, and to the law, showing at every step how different aspects of the presidency have followed distinct trajectories of change. All the while, Ellis illustrates the institutional relationships and tensions through stories about particular individuals and specific political conflicts. Ellis's own classroom pedagogy of promoting active learning and critical thinking is well reflected in these pages. Each chapter begins with a narrative account of some illustrative puzzle that brings to life a central concept. A wealth of photos, figures, and tables allow for the visual presentations of concepts. A companion website not only acts as a further resources base—directing students to primary documents, newspapers, and data sources—but also presents interactive timelines, practice quizzes, and key terms to help students master the book's lessons.

Taking Sides Clashing Views on Political Issues Expanded

Author: George McKenna
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 9780078127526
Format: PDF, Mobi
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TAKING SIDES volumes present current issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. The pro and con essays—selected for their liveliness and substance—represent the arguments of leading scholars and commentators in their fields. TAKING SIDES readers feature annotated listings of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM (available in print and online) is also an excellent instructor resource that offers practical suggestions for fostering critical thinking. Visit www.mhcls.com for a complete listing of TAKING SIDES titles and to view the book websites.

The American Presidency Origins and Development 1776 2007 5th Edition

Author: Sidney M Milkis
Publisher: C Q Press College
ISBN:
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Now in a new fifth edition, The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2007&BAD:mdash;winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for History, Politics, and Philosophy&BAD:mdash;examines both the constitutional precepts of the presidency and the social, economic, political, and international conditions that continue to shape it. Authors Sidney Milkis and Michael Nelson analyze the origins of the modern presidency and discuss the patterns of presidential conduct that developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and continue into the twenty-first. With careful consideration of every presidential administration, attention is focused more on how individual presidents shaped the institution, and less on the idiosyncrasies of their personalities. Unlike other texts on the presidency that divide executive politics into discrete topical chapters, The American Presidency integrates all aspects of the presidency into a dynamic whole and examines the variation of presidential relationships and roles from administration to administration. Students gain both an understanding of the office as it really exists and a solid historical foundation from which to better appreciate its evolution.Thoroughly updated, the fifth edition provides complete coverage of the George W. Bush administration, up to and including the 2004 and 2006 elections. The authors meticulously take into account new research on the presidency, while continuing to refine the writing and analysis of what has become a classic in the field.

Is the U S Ready for a Minority President

Author: Amanda Hiber
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737738797
Format: PDF, ePub
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Essays discuss whether minority candidates, including women, African Americans, Mormons, and Hispanics, have a fair chance of becoming president of the United States.