Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Can presidents hope to be effective in policy making when Congress is ruled by the other party? Political scientist Richard Conley brings to this crucial discussion a fresh perspective. He argues persuasively that the conditions of divided government have changed in recent years, and he applies a rigorous methodology that allows the testing of a number of important assumptions about party control of the legislative process and the role of the president.
Conley demonstrates that recent administrations have faced a very different playing field than those in the earlier post-war years because of such critical developments in electoral politics as decreasing presidential coattails and the lack of presidential popularity in opposition members’ districts. Moreover, he identifies several changes in the institutional setting in Congress that have affected both the legislative success rates of presidents’ programs and the strategies presidents pursue. These institutional factors include more assertive legislative majorities, changes in leadership structure, and increased party cohesion in voting.
Conley uses both case studies and sophisticated time-series regression analyses to examine the floor success of presidential initiatives, the strategies presidents use in working with the legislature, and the use of veto power to achieve presidential aims.
Scholars of the presidency and those interested in the larger American political process will find in this book both food for thought and a model of analytic sophistication.
About the Author: RICHARD S. CONLEY, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Florida, has had a number of articles on American and Canadian politics published in scholarly journals. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and a M.A. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Title: The Presidency, Congress, and Divided ...
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1585442119 14/underlinings. Bookseller Inventory # NG-XHO8-52UH
Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2003. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88907974
Book Description Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas, 2003. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Yellow highlighting throughout. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16315
Book Description TAMU Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1585442119
Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2409343
Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1585442119
Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1585442119 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 2BOOK2P223573
Book Description Texas A & M Univ Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 416 pages. 9.25x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1585442119
Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1585442119