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The American Presidency
An Analytical Approach

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  • Date Published: August 2010
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521895927

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  • Presidential scholars increasingly turn to science to address the fundamental issues in the field, but undergraduates are rarely taught the skills to do the same. The American Presidency introduces students to new insights produced by the scientific study of the presidency and the scientific endeavor itself. After chapters on the scientific study of the presidency and background information on the presidency, the text discusses prominent theories of presidential power. Chapters on presidential elections, the president’s relationship with other political actors (such as Congress and the Supreme Court), the president’s role in foreign and economic policy, and presidential greatness include guided research exercises that provide students with the opportunity to apply the scientific method to empirical questions with significant theoretical content. The American Presidency provides students with the opportunity to learn about the presidency and enables them to draw their own reasoned conclusions about the nature of presidential power.

    • Incorporates the latest research on the presidency
    • Introduces students to the scientific study of the presidency
    • Includes 'guided research exercises' - straightforward opportunities for students to apply what they have learned about the presidency and social science
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    “Irwin Morris’ The American Presidency is smart, thoughtfully organized, and well written; it covers the main substantive areas of presidency research, doing so with impressive fidelity to the intellectual debates and current findings in each. Yet the book’s core strength comes not from summarizing prevailing political science scholarship, but rather from leading students from the research question that motivated different studies, to the theses that have sought to answer them, and ultimately through the evidence that rendered a verdict. Indeed, Morris models for students how to weigh competing ideas about the modern presidency with critical thinking and systematic evidence. There is no other presidency textbook like this, which is why The American Presidency is such a valuable contribution.”
    – Matthew N. Beckmann, University of California, Irvine

    “No other textbook on the presidency engages students so closely with the research enterprise. Morris innovatively combines solid substantive backgrounds on aspects of the presidency with appropriately guided research exercises.”
    – James E. Campbell, University at Buffalo, SUNY

    “Morris’s sharp focus on the epistemological foundations of presidency research and integrative analysis provide a cogent and intellectually challenging framework for a new generation of scholars of executive politics in the US.”
    – Richard S. Conley, University of Florida

    “Irwin Morris has written a valuable volume on the scientific study of the presidency that should stimulate advanced undergraduates and graduate students alike to think seriously about theoretical approaches to pressing questions about the presidency and the ways in which theory can be objectively and empirically tested. This book clearly demonstrates how to conduct political science research and challenges readers to tackle political puzzles about the presidency themselves.”
    – Brendan J. Doherty, United States Naval Academy

    “This is a terrific and frankly much-needed book. Morris argues that we need to develop and test rigorous theories of the presidency, but he also provides practical guidance and insightful research ideas. This is a must read for all undergraduate and graduate classes.”
    – Richard W. Waterman, University of Kentucky

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521895927
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 242 x 161 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Science and the study of the presidency
    3. The presidency: background and foundations
    4. Theories of presidential power
    5. The presidential selection process
    6. Congress and the president
    7. The Supreme Court and the president
    8. The president and the executive branch
    9. The president and foreign policymaking
    10. The president and economic policymaking
    11. Presidential greatness.

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    • 2008 to the White House
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    • Government and Politics of the United States
    • Intro Amer Natl Govt
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    • Modern Presidency
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    • Selected Topics in Political Science
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    Irwin L. Morris, University of Maryland, College Park
    Irwin L. Morris is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research has appeared in a number of journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Public Choice, and the Journal of Macroeconomics. Professor Morris's research spans the fields of American politics (from the presidency to public opinion to Southern politics), public policy (from monetary policy to immigration policy), and political economy.

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