VICIOUS CYCLE: Presidential Decision Making in the American Political Economy (Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series in the Presidency and Learning Studies (Hardcover))

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781585441426: VICIOUS CYCLE: Presidential Decision Making in the American Political Economy (Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series in the Presidency and Learning Studies (Hardcover))
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

American presidents enter office ready to enact a policy-making agenda that will satisfy partisan interests and facilitate reelection to a second term. Economic circumstances, however, may catch presidents in a vicious cycle of economic growth and inflation versus recession and unemployment. Faced with a public that assigns to the chief executive responsibility for the nation's economic health, presidents are often forced by the dynamics of this cycle to make tradeoffs between pursuit of political objectives and stabilization of the economy. Vicious Cycle: Presidential Decision Making in the American Political Economy examines the strategic calculus that drives presidential acceptance of these decision-making tradeoffs. It provides a theoretical framework for explaining how presidents pursue partisan and electoral objectives in office, while simultaneously managing the nation's economy within the constraints of a complex institutional environment. With an approach that bridges several literatures in presidential studies and political economy, Constantine J. Spiliotes develops an econometric model of postwar presidential decision making in the American political economy and employs its insights to explicate the empirical dynamics of economic decision making in four presidencies. The extensively documented studies—Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, Carter, and Reagan—offer variation across several analytic dimensions: temporal, partisan, electoral, and institutional. Spiliotes concludes that presidential acceptance of decision-making tradeoffs between the pursuit of political objectives and the imperatives of institutional responsibility is driven by a transformation in the nature of the American presidency, from an office in which decision making is anchored in partisan accountability to one in which decision making is constrained by the chief executive's institutional mission. Spiliotes's work will contribute to a fuller understanding of the presidency, political economy, and the methodologies that elucidate them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Constantine J. Spiliotes is an assistant professor of Government at Dartmouth College and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

Review:

“For two decades, political economists have been agreed that a convincing analysis of national economic policy needs to include not only quantitative data about economic conditions and electoral constraints but also qualitative information about the policy choices presidents make. To this challenge, Spiliotes brings a familiarity with the presidential archives that is as intimate as his knowledge of statistical analysis. The result is a balance between the qualitative and the quantitative that will probably annoy both sides. In spite—or perhaps because—of that, Vicious Cycle brings us a good deal closer to a well-rounded understanding of the patterns of economic policy.”--M. Stephen Weatherford, Professor of Political Science, University of California (M. Stephen Weatherford, Professor of Political Science, University of California)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Spiliotes, Constantine J.
Published by Texas A&M University Press 2001-12-03 (2001)
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Richard J. Park, Bookseller
(Leawood, KS, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press 2001-12-03, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1585441422 In Protective Shrink-wrap! BRAND NEW & PERFECT! Hardcover with Dustjacket. Pristine: Clean, shiny, tight & crisp. Seller Inventory # OJ1-031

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Constantine J. Spiliotes
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1585441422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Constantine J. Spiliotes
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1585441422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Spiliotes, Constantine J
Published by Texas A&M University Press
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2689650

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Constantine J. Spiliotes
Published by Texas A & M University Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A & M University Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. American presidents enter office ready to enact a policy-making agenda that will satisfy partisan interests and facilitate re-election to a second term. Economic circumstances, however, may catch presidents in a vicious cycle of economic growth and inflation versus recession and unemployment. Faced with responsibility for the nation's economic health, presidents are often forced to make trade-offs between pursuing political objectives and stabilizing the economy. This volume offers a theoretical framework for explaining how presidents pursue partisan and electoral objectives in office while simultaneously managing the nation's economy. With an approach that bridges several literatures in presidential studies and political economy, the author develops an econometric model of post-war presidential decision-making in the American political economy and examines its relationship to economic decision-making in four presidencies. These case studies - of presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, Carter, and Reagan - offer variation across several analytic dimensions: temporal, partisan, electoral, and institutional. The book concludes that trade-offs between political objectives and institutional responsibility are driven by a transformation in the nature of the American presidency, from an office in which decision-making is anchored in partisan accountability to one constrained by the chief executive's institutional mission. It aims to contribute to a fuller understanding of the residency and political economy and the methodologies that elucidate them. Seller Inventory # AAN9781585441426

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Constantine J. Spiliotes
Published by Texas A M University Press, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A M University Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. American presidents enter office ready to enact a policy-making agenda that will satisfy partisan interests and facilitate re-election to a second term. Economic circumstances, however, may catch presidents in a vicious cycle of economic growth and inflation versus recession and unemployment. Faced with responsibility for the nation s economic health, presidents are often forced to make trade-offs between pursuing political objectives and stabilizing the economy. This volume offers a theoretical framework for explaining how presidents pursue partisan and electoral objectives in office while simultaneously managing the nation s economy. With an approach that bridges several literatures in presidential studies and political economy, the author develops an econometric model of post-war presidential decision-making in the American political economy and examines its relationship to economic decision-making in four presidencies. These case studies - of presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, Carter, and Reagan - offer variation across several analytic dimensions: temporal, partisan, electoral, and institutional. The book concludes that trade-offs between political objectives and institutional responsibility are driven by a transformation in the nature of the American presidency, from an office in which decision-making is anchored in partisan accountability to one constrained by the chief executive s institutional mission. It aims to contribute to a fuller understanding of the residency and political economy and the methodologies that elucidate them. Seller Inventory # AAN9781585441426

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Constantine J. Spiliotes
Published by Texas A & M University Press
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A & M University Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781585441426

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.08
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Spiliotes, Constantine J.
Published by Texas A and M University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A and M University Press, 2002. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9781585441426

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Spiliotes, Constantine J.
Published by Texas A & M Univ Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A & M Univ Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition edition. 232 pages. 9.00x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1585441422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Constantine J. Spiliotes
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 1585441422 ISBN 13: 9781585441426
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1585441422n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 170.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds