New Directions in the American Presidency

2nd Edition

Lori Cox Han

Published October 6, 2017
Textbook - 298 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138739093 - CAT# Y327416
Series: New Directions in American Politics

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Especially coming out of the landmark presidential elections of 2008 and 2016, the study of the American presidency--both as a political institution and of those who have held the office--is one of the most fascinating and dynamic fields of study within American government. New Directions in the American Presidency takes a current look at the various issues facing the contemporary presidency and provides a "state of the art" overview of current trends in the field of presidency research.

This volume of original chapters by leading presidential scholars is designed to include all the essential topics covered in an undergraduate-level presidency course or a graduate-level seminar while also bringing together key disciplinary debates and treatment of important current real-world developments. Each chapter is written with students in mind so that it remains accessible, interesting, and engaging.

New to the Second Edition

  • New key chapters on presidents and political parties and presidential leadership (essential following the 2016 presidential election).
  • A fresh approach to the President and the Constitution, and the President and domestic policymaking, are provided by new authors for these foundational chapters.
  • All chapters have been revised with updates coming out the 2016 election, especially in relation to presidential campaign politics, media, and the Supreme Court.


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