The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate Contemporary Political and Social Issues

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University of Michigan Press #ad - Chief executives have always sought to interpret constitutional powers broadly. Has the imperial presidency returned? "Well written and, while indispensable for college courses, should appeal beyond academic audiences to anyone interested in how well we govern ourselves. Rudalevige describes the evolution of executive power in our separated system of governance.

I cannot help regarding it as a grand sequel for my own The Imperial Presidency. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. He discusses the abuse of power that prompted what he calls the "resurgence regime" against the imperial presidency and inquires as to how and why-over the three decades that followed Watergate-presidents have regained their standing.

The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate Contemporary Political and Social Issues #ad - . Has the imperial presidency returned? This question has been on the minds of many contemporary political observers, as recent American administrations have aimed to consolidate power. Rudalevige's important and timely work reminds us that the freedoms secured by our system of checks and balances do not proceed automatically but depend on the exertions of public servants and the citizens they serve.

The ambitious president can choose from an array of strategies for pushing against congressional authority; finding scant resistance, he will attempt to expand executive control. His story confirms the importance of the "living Constitution, " a tradition of historical experiences overlaying the text of the Constitution itself.

In the new imperial presidency, Andrew Rudalevige suggests that the congressional framework meant to advise and constrain presidential conduct since Watergate has slowly eroded.

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The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2014

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CQ Press #ad - Cq press. In this seventh edition,  marking the 25th anniversary of The American Presidency’s publication, the authors add new scholarship to every chapter, reexamine the end of George W. Bush’s tenure, assess president Obama’s first term in office, and explore Obama’s second term. By connecting presidential conduct to the defining eras of American history and the larger context of politics and government in the United States, this award-winning book offers perspective and insight on the limitations and possibilities of presidential power.

Authors sidney milkis and michael nelson look at each presidency broadly, focusing on how individual presidents have sought to navigate the complex and ever-changing terrain of the executive office and revealing the major developments that launched a modern presidency at the dawn of the twentieth century.

The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2014 #ad - The american presidency examines the constitutional foundation of the executive office and the social, political, economic, and international forces that have reshaped it along with the influence individual presidents have had.

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All the President's Men

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Simon Schuster. Cq press. All the president’s men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time. One of time magazine’s all-time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, this is the book that changed America. Published just months before president nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.

Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.

All the President's Men #ad - The work that brought down a presidency. Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” Time—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Final Days. The most devastating political detective story of the century: two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened.

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The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Louis post-Dispatch Cq press. Simon Schuster. The definitive account of Watergate. St.

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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America. If you were asked when america became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama’s presidency, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the “Reagan Revolution” and the the rise of the New Right.

For leading historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. 16 pages of black and white illustrations Cq press. In fault lines, and how they were widened thanks to profound changes in our political system as well as a fracturing media landscape that was repeatedly transformed with the rise of cable TV, the internet, Kruse and Zelizer reveal how the divisions of the present day began almost five decades ago, and social media.

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 #ad - How did the united states become so divided? Fault Lines offers a richly told, wide-angle history view toward an answer. Longstanding historical fault lines over income inequality, racial division, and a revolution in gender roles and sexual norms would deepen and fuel a polarized political landscape. Simon Schuster.

President to resign; the winding down of the vietnam war and rising doubts about America’s military might; the fallout from the OPEC oil embargo that paralyzed America with the greatest energy crisis in its history; and the desegregation busing riots in South Boston that showed a horrified nation that our efforts to end institutional racism were failing.

In the years that followed, the story of our own lifetimes would be written.

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Dynamics of American Political Parties

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In dynamics of American Political Parties, Mark D. Change unfolds slowly, in fits and starts. Parties and the politicians that comprise them seek control of government in order to implement their visions of proper public policy. To gain control parties need to win elections, and winning elections requires assembling an electoral coalition that is larger than that crafted by the opposition.

Brewer and Jeffrey M. Cq press. Simon Schuster. Parties can never be sure how their strategic maneuvers will play out, even when it appears that a certain strategy has been successful, and, party leaders are unclear about how long apparent success will last. Uncertainty rules and intra-party conflict rages as different factions and groups within the parties debate the proper courses of action and battle it out for control of the party.

Dynamics of American Political Parties #ad - Parties are always looking for opportunities to build such winning coalitions, and opportunities are always there, if ever, but they are rarely, without risk. Stonecash examine the process of gradual change that inexorably shapes and reshapes American politics.

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It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism

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Basic Books #ad - In it's even worse than It Looks, Congressional scholars Thomas E. Used book in Good Condition. Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Simon Schuster. Congress's approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done.

The underlying dynamics of the situation—extremist republicans holding government hostage to their own ideological, further bolstering their argument that Republicans are not merely ideologically different from Democrats, anti-government beliefs—have only gotten worse, but engaged in a unique form of politics that undermines the system itself.

It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism #ad - Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress—and the United States—to the brink of institutional failure. In this revised edition, the authors bring their seminal book up-to-date in a political environment that is more divided than ever. Cq press. Basic Books.

. Mann and Norman J. Without a fundamental change in the character and course of the Republican Party, we may have a long way to go before we hit rock bottom.

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Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Simon Schuster. Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books. In an explosive chain reaction, a new conservative voting majority has replaced the once-dominant Democratic presidential coalition, and a new polarization has pitted major segments of society against one another. Three volatile issues―race, rights, and taxes―drive American politics today.

. Edsall provide answers in this compelling analysis, cited by Newsweek as "one of the books that shaped the debate" in the 1992 presidential campaign. They have come to intersect with an entire range of domestic issues, from welfare policy to suburban zoning practices. Cq press. How did this massive power shift occur? Thomas Byrne Edsall of The Washington Post and Mary D.

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The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns

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Broadway Books #ad - Updated for the 2016 electionthe book politico calls “moneyball for politics” shows how cutting-edge social science and analytics are reshaping the modern political campaign. Renegade thinkers are crashing the gates of a venerable American institution, shoving aside its so-called wise men and replacing them with a radical new data-driven order.

Used book in Good Condition. Armed with research from behavioural psychology and randomized experiments that treat voters as unwitting guinea pigs, the smartest campaigns now believe they know who you will vote for even before you do. Issenberg tracks these fascinating techniques—which include cutting edge persuasion experiments, innovative ways to mobilize voters, such as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, heavily researched electioneering methods—and shows how our most important figures, are putting them to use with surprising skill and alacrity.

The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns #ad - Provocative, clear-eyed and energetically reported, human decision-making,  The Victory Lab offers iconoclastic insights into political marketing, and the increasing power of analytics. Simon Schuster. Cq press. Basic Books. We’ve seen it in sports, and now in the victory Lab,  journalist Sasha Issenberg tells the hidden story of the analytical revolution upending the way political campaigns are run in the 21st century.

The victory lab follows the academics and maverick operatives rocking the war room and re-engineering a high-stakes industry previously run on little more than gut instinct and outdated assumptions.

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How Democracies Die

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Broadway Books #ad - Cq press. Simon Schuster. Basic Books. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one.

The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. New york times bestseller“a brilliant book, wise and nuanced. Nicholas kristof, enlightening, New York Times “Comprehensive, and terrifyingly timely. New york times Book Review“Cool and persuasive. How democracies Die comes at exactly the right moment.

How Democracies Die #ad - The washington postdonald trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes.

Used book in Good Condition. Broadway Books. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, Turkey, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved.

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The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track Institutions of American Democracy

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Oxford University Press #ad - The resultant changes in the policy process--the demise of regular order, the decline of deliberation, and the weakening of our system of checks and balances--have all compromised the role of Congress in the American Constitutional system. Used book in Good Condition. The broken branch offers both a brilliant diagnosis of the cause of Congressional decline and a much-needed blueprint for change, from two experts who understand politics and revere our institutions, but believe that Congress has become deeply dysfunctional.

Mann and ornstein, bring to light the historical roots of congress's current maladies, two of the nation's most renowned and judicious scholars of government and politics, examining 40 years of uninterrupted Democratic control of the House and the stunning midterm election victory of 1994 that propelled Republicans into the majority in both House and Senate.

The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track Institutions of American Democracy #ad - Basic Books. Strong majority leadership in congress, the authors conclude, led not to a vigorous exertion of congressional authority but to a general passivity in the face of executive power. Simon Schuster. Cq press. The byproduct of that long and grueling but ultimately successful Republican campaign, the authors reveal, was a weakened institution bitterly divided between the parties.

From tax cuts to the war against saddam hussein to a Medicare prescription drug benefit, the Legislative process has been bent to serve immediate presidential interests and have often resulted in poorly crafted and stealthily passed laws. Broadway Books.

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