Presidency in a Separated System (Paperback)Charles O. Jones (author)
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Jones examines the organizational, political, and procedural challenges facing presidents, as well as the role of public approval. The author compares the post-World War II presidents and identifies their strengths and weaknesses in working within a separated system of government. The new edition extends through the Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies. It explains how split-party control, differing partisan strategies, and our recent "narrow-margin politics" have changed the Washington landscape, reshaping relations among the branches of government.
Once again, in this edition, the author draws several lessons for presidents working in a separated system. Most have heeded these lessons, while analysts often ignore them in favor of perpetuating unrealistic expectations of what presidents can do.
"Jones has achieved a major milestone in research on the role of the president in the legislative process." -Journal of Politics
"Jones has effectively and authoritatively replaced a popular view of the American presidency with a more accurate one. His argument and his evidence will enlarge and enrich our thinking about the office." -Richard F. Fenno, Jr., University of Rochester
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 32 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition