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Thinking About The Presidency

Author : Gary L. Gregg
ISBN : 0742543374
Genre : History
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Thinking About the Presidency is a concise, highly readable introduction to the American Presidency. As the only presidency reader updated through the September 11 attacks, the Iraq War, and the 2004 race for the presidency, this new text provides students with the most current information available on the presidency. Bringing together classic essays, primary sources, and contemporary scholarship, this new text encourages students to draw their own conclusions about major issues of constitutional governance while providing them with the foundation for continued thought about the office in the years to come. To aid students in learning and reviewing, each section begins with a substantive introduction that places each reading into a coherent theoretical and historical context. To promote critical analysis and facilitate meaningful classroom discussions, each introduction includes thought-provoking questions for each of the readings. Gregg uses unique "Constitutional Context" boxes to directly relate sections of the Constitution to the topic being presented and his "Quick Facts" boxes provide ready reference materials to students.

Essays For The Presidency

Author : Gideon Rose
ISBN : 9780876096512
Genre : Political Science
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Foreign Affairs has long been the place for aspiring presidents and their advisers to present their foreign policy visions, and so with the 2016 campaign well under way, we decided to provide some context for it by pulling together nearly a century’s worth of campaign-related articles from our archives. In this collection, you’ll find everybody, from all the major candidates in 2008—including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee—to crucial historical figures such as Colonel House, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and many more. It’s a great volume to keep close at hand as you watch the election unfold—even as you keep an eye on the magazine and ForeignAffairs.com for essays by current candidates, along with continuous coverage of U.S. foreign policy and the world at large.

Presidents The Presidency

Author : Stephen Hess
ISBN : 081579116X
Genre : Political Science
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This book contains a collection of Stephen Hess's best essays on the presidency. Written over a fifteen year period, the essays selected are just as relevant today as when they were first published. Each essay says something useful about the office of the presidency or a specific president. The book includes: •"Presidential Qualities," originally published when Richard Nixon was president, addresses the characteristics we should want in a chief executive regardless of whether or not we agree with him. •"Why Great Men Are Not Chosen Presidents: Lord Bryce Revisited" asks whether changes in the process by which we select presidential candidates would result in different kinds of people seeking office. •"Toward a More Functional Presidency," written after Watergate, rethinks the appropriate role of the president and offers a job description.

A Duterte Reader

Author : Nicole Curato
ISBN : 9781501724749
Genre : Human rights
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"An essay collection by Philippine scholars about Philippine President Duterte that discusses how the president rose to power and who funded and profits from his presidency, and to place him in a broad political context"--

We Were Eight Years In Power

Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN : 9780399590566
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald Trump. "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president." But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period--and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective--the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including "Fear of a Black President," "The Case for Reparations," and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment. *Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Praise for We Were Eight Years in Power "Essential . . . Coates's probing essays about race, politics, and history became necessary ballast for this nation's gravity-defying moment." --The Boston Globe "Coates's always sharp commentary is particularly insightful as each day brings a new upset to the cultural and political landscape laid during the term of the nation's first black president. . . . Coates is a crucial voice in the public discussion of race and equality, and readers will be eager for his take on where we stand now and why." --Booklist (starred review)

The Presidency Of Barack Obama

Author : Julian E. Zelizer
ISBN : 9781400889556
Genre : Political Science
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An original and engaging account of the Obama years from a group of leading political historians Barack Obama's election as the first African American president seemed to usher in a new era, and he took office in 2009 with great expectations. But by his second term, Republicans controlled Congress, and, after the 2016 presidential election, Obama's legacy and the health of the Democratic Party itself appeared in doubt. In The Presidency of Barack Obama, Julian Zelizer gathers leading American historians to put President Obama and his administration into political and historical context. These writers offer strikingly original assessments of the big issues that shaped the Obama years, including the conservative backlash, race, the financial crisis, health care, crime, drugs, counterterrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan, the environment, immigration, education, gay rights, and urban policy. Together, these essays suggest that Obama's central paradox is that, despite effective policymaking, he failed to receive credit for his many achievements and wasn't a party builder. Provocatively, they ask why Obama didn't unite Democrats and progressive activists to fight the conservative counter-tide as it grew stronger. Engaging and deeply informed, The Presidency of Barack Obama is a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand Obama and the uncertain aftermath of his presidency. Contributors include Sarah Coleman, Jacob Dlamini, Gary Gerstle, Risa Goluboff, Meg Jacobs, Peniel Joseph, Michael Kazin, Matthew Lassiter, Kathryn Olmsted, Eric Rauchway, Richard Schragger, Paul Starr, Timothy Stewart-Winter, Thomas Sugrue, Jeremi Suri, Julian Zelizer, and Jonathan Zimmerman.

And Now

Author : James Graham
ISBN : 1941332315
Genre : Architecture
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The election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the president of the United States of America have provoked an unprecedented intensity of reflection in virtually all academic disciplines. The professions of architecture and planning, faced with the phenomenon of a self-proclaimed "builder-in-chief," have found themselves facing a series of fundamental questions, both old and new. How should we think, teach, and practice under a developer presidency? What sort of walls will we and won't we choose to build? What are our commitments of critical thought, and what obligations should we turn our energies toward? The essays gathered in And Now explore the nature of architecture's many long-standing complicities. Architecture coordinates colossal expenditures (of material, of energy); it scripts forms of labor (in its construction, in its operation, and in the programs it houses); and it is both a repository and generator of capital. Architecture participates, centrally, in defining modes of life, whether for the privileged or the dispossessed--designing and building the boundaries between the "haves" and the "have-nots." This fundamental reality of architectural practice need not inspire either nihilism or defensiveness but should rather be understood, quite simply, as the terrain we navigate. Naming these complicities and the injustices they perpetuate is a first step toward addressing them.

Debating The Presidency

Author : Richard J. Ellis
ISBN : 9781506363370
Genre : Political Science
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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).

Religion And The American Presidency

Author : Mark J. Rozell
ISBN : 9783319621753
Genre : Political Science
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This book chronologically analyzes thirteen key US Presidents, from Washington to Trump, to highlight how religion has informed or influence their politics and policies. For years, leading scholars have largely neglected religion in presidential studies. Yet, religion has played a significant role in a number of critical presidencies in US history. This volume reveals the deep religious side to such presidents as Truman, Eisenhower, and Reagan, among others, and the impact that faith had on their administrations. Now in its third edition, this work also provides a fresh look at the legacy of Obama’s faith-based administration, as well as a new chapter on the 2016 Trump campaign’s dependence on religious voters to provide a timely update to a key text in the study of religion and the presidency.

The Imperial Presidency

Author : Arthur Meier Schlesinger
ISBN : 0618420010
Genre : History
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The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition of the classic history. Reprint.

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