A comprehensive, mainstream text with a unique theme of contrasting images of the presidency - that of the single executive versus the plural presidency. Using detailed case studies and citing scholarship on the presidency, Ragsdale explores how the institution of the presidency makes decisions on foreign, military, economic and domestic issues. She also examines the president's constitutional powers, media and public opinion, campaigns and elections, White House operations and relations with Congress.dential involvement and how ambiguous goals, methods, and participants beset presidential decisions. ... The book is as much an extended thematic essay on the nature of presidential politics as it is a comprehensive text on the institution andanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin College Division - 1993|