Speechwriting in the Institutionalized Presidency

Author: Kenneth Collier
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498553729
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This book explores the development of presidential speechwriting from the administration of Franklin Roosevelt to the present. It argues that the institutionalization of speechwriting that has been blamed for bland presidential rhetoric has actually served the president well by helping presidents avoid the adverse effect of poorly chosen words.

Lone Star Politics

Author: Ken Collier
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1544316283
Format: PDF
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In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday government. Explore the state's rich political tradition with Lone Star Politics as this local author team explains who gets what and how. Utilizing the comparative method, Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, and Julie Harrelson-Stephens set Texas in context with other states' constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions as they delve into the evolution of its politics. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished "Winners and Losers" discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government and assessing the state's political landscape. The Sixth Edition expands its coverage on civil rights in the state, as well as contemporary issues highlighting the push-pull relationship between the state and federal and local governments.

Lone Star Politics 3rd Edition

Author: Ken Collier
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452217696
Format: PDF
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Lone Star Politics delves into the stateÆs rich political tradition by exploring how myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. Explaining who gets what and how within the state, this Nacogdoches author team provides an engaging narrative on the evolution of Texas politics, utilizing the comparative method to set Texas in context with other statesÆ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Responding to user demand, the authors have split or added chapters to provide more in-depth coverage of much-desired topics, including the legislature and legislative process, the governor and bureaucracy, parties and organized interests, as well as fiscal, criminal justice, and social policy. In addition, new chapter objectives and critical thinking questions reinforce learning and encourage analysis. Students will come away with a strong understanding of Texas government and the needed foundation to assess the stateÆs political landscape. Beyond more depth and breadth, the new third edition now features a full-color design. The bookÆs photos, tables, charts, and maps leap off the page in vivid detail and help students focus on key takeaways. Lone Star Politics delivers well-crafted and colorful content without breaking the bank.

Guide to the Presidency

Author: Michael Nelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135914621
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Guide to the Presidency is an extensive study of the most important office of the U.S. political system. Its two volumes describe the history, workings and people involved in this office from Washington to Clinton. The thirty-seven chapters of the Guide, arranged into seven distinct subject areas (ranging from the origins of the office to the powers of the presidency to selection and removal) cover every aspect of the presidency. Initially dealing with the constitutional evolution of the presidency and its development, the book goes on to expand on the history of the office, how the presidency operates alongside the numerous departments and agents of the federal bureaucracy, and how the selection procedure works in ordinary and special cicumstances. Of special interest to the reader will be the illustrated biographies of every president from Washington to the present day, and the detailed overview of the vice-presidents and first ladies of each particular office. Also included are two special appendices, one of which gathers together important addresses and speeches from the Declaration of Independence to Clinton's Inaugural Address, and another which provides results from elections and polls and statistics from each office.

Presidents in Culture

Author: David Ryfe
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820474564
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Whether writing from the perspective of rhetoric or political science, scholars of presidential communication often assume that the ultimate meaning of presidential rhetoric lies in whether it achieves policy success. In this book, David Michael Ryfe argues that although presidential rhetoric has many meanings, one of the most important is how it rhetorically constructs the practice of presidential communication itself. Drawing upon an examination of presidential rhetoric in the twentieth century - from Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton - Ryfe surveys the shifting meaning of presidential communication. In doing so, he reveals that the so-called public or rhetorical presidency is not one fixed entity, but rather a continuously negotiated discursive construct.

Vice Presidential Power

Author: Paul Charles Light
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN:
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Examines the development of the responsibilities of the vice-president and discusses the power of the vicepresident to influence and shape the President's policies

The American Presidency

Author: Sidney M. Milkis
Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books
ISBN:
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Now in a new edition, The American Presidency -- winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for History, Politics and Philosophy -- examines both the constitutional precepts that underlie the presidency and the social, economic, political, and international conditions that continue to shape it. Authors Milkis and Nelson analyze the origins of the presidency and discuss the patterns of presidential conduct that developed during the nineteenth century. They argue that the modern presidency had its origins not just in Franklin D. Roosevelt, as is commonly believed, but also in the earlier administrations of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. This new edition provides updated coverage of the Clinton presidency through the first half of his second term. The authors take account of new research on the presidency to make this outstanding history of the presidency as up to date as possible.

America History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

The White House world

Author: Martha Joynt Kumar
Publisher: TAMU Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Filled with information gathered from six presidential administration, this unique inside view of the workings of power focuses on the organization and day-to-day function of the White House. (Politics & Government)