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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 39 new and published books in the subject of Presidency — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominations

    The Competition for Leadership

    By Wayne P. Steger

    Series: Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

    Presidential nominations in the United States can sometimes seem like a media circus, over-hyped and overly speculative. Even informed citizens might be tempted to tune them out. Yet understanding the process, one distinct to American politics, is crucial for civic participation. If presidential...

    Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Presidential Leadership and African Americans

    "An American Dilemma" from Slavery to the White House

    By George R. Goethals

    Series: LEADERSHIP: Research and Practice

    Presidential Leadership and African Americans examines the leadership styles of eight American presidents and shows how the decisions made by each affected the lives and opportunities of the nation’s black citizens. Beginning with George Washington and concluding with the landmark election of...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Imperfect Primary

    Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics, 2nd Edition

    By Barbara Norrander

    Series: Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

    The complex and ever-changing rules governing American presidential nomination contests are continuously up for criticism, but there is little to no consensus on exactly what the problems are, or on how to fix them. The evolving system is hardly rational because it was never carefully planned. So...

    Published March 6th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Lobbying the New President

    Interests in Transition

    By Heath Brown

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Presidential transitions offer the chance for new ideas, policies, and people to inhabit the White House. Transitions have triggered policy change for decades and eager interest groups have sought ways to capitalize on this often chaotic phase of US politics. President-Elect Barack Obama declared...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Ronald Reagan

    Champion of Conservative America

    By James H. Broussard

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Few politicians in recent American history are as well-known as Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. An iconic leader, Reagan shifted the direction of American politics toward a newly vigorous conservatism. Though he began his career as a New Deal liberal, by the end of the 1950s, Reagan had...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Candidate Character Traits in Presidential Elections

    By David B. Holian, Charles L. Prysby

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Voter perceptions of the personal traits of presidential candidates are widely regarded to be important influences on the vote. Media pundits frequently explain the outcome of presidential elections in terms of the personal appeal of the candidates. Despite the emphasis on presidential character...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Media, Campaigning and the 2008 Facebook Election

    Edited by Thomas J. Johnson, David D. Perlmutter

    Some political observers dubbed the 2008 presidential campaign as 'the Facebook Election'. Barack Obama, in particular, employed social media such as blogs, Twitter, Flickr, Digg, YouTube, MySpace and Facebook to run a 'grassroots-style' campaign. The Obama campaign was keenly aware that voters,...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership

    An International View of the White House

    Edited by Michael Patrick Cullinane, Clare Frances Elliott

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Presidential Administration and the Environment

    Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock

    By David M. Shafie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

    After sweeping environmental legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s ushered in an era when new legislation and reforms to existing laws were consistently caught up in a gridlock. In response, environmental groups became more specialized and professional, learning how to effect policy...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Bill Clinton

    Building a Bridge to the New Millennium

    By David H. Bennett

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    In 1993, William J. Clinton began his eight year stint as forty-second president of the United States. A key figure of change in the Democratic Party, Clinton's political and personal actions ensured his lasting status as an important if controversial leader at a critical moment in recent...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge