Viewing the presidency as essentially a political office, the authors analyze the institution, the individuals who have served, the president's interaction with the public and other government branches and the chief executive's impact on public policy. The examine the president's various roles and show how effectiveness in office varies with the occupant's character, political style, and performance in a politicized environment. Noted scholar John Matlese joins the book in this edition which is revised and updated to include a full assessment of Clinton's last term in office and thorough coverage of George W. Bush's first 100 days in the White House.
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Joseph A. Pika is professor of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and taught previously at SUNY at Buffalo. He is coauthor with Richard A. Watson of The Presidential Contest, 5th Edition (1995), and continues his interests in presidential elections, relations with interest groups, legislative executive relations, and education policy. He currently serves as president of the Delaware State Board of Education.
John Anthony Maltese is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. His books include The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees (1995), winner of the C. Herman Pritchett Award, and Spin Control: The White House Office of Communications and the Management of Presidential News (1992), winner of a Frank Luther Mott Award. He was recently named the Georgia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Professor Maltese also writes extensively about classical music and won a Grammy Award in 1996 from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
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Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0471047430