Presidential Leadership in Public Opinion: Causes and by Jeffrey E. Cohen

By Jeffrey E. Cohen

even if presidents can have a tricky time truly prime the general public and Congress, electorate nonetheless hope powerful management from their commander in leader. In Presidential management in Public Opinion, Jeffrey E. Cohen argues that the conception of presidential management in American politics is affected no longer loads by means of what presidents accomplish yet via even if citizens imagine their president is an effective chief. whilst assessing no matter if a president is an effective chief, electorate ask questions: does the president symbolize me and the kingdom? And, is the president robust? Cohen indicates that presidential interactions with Congress impact voter perceptions of presidential illustration and energy. those perceptions have vital implications for public attitudes approximately American politics. They impact presidential approval scores, the functionality of applicants in presidential elections, attitudes towards Congress, and belief in govt. Perceptions of presidential management features have implications not just for the presidency but in addition for the bigger political system.

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America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the by John Bicknell

By John Bicknell

The 12 months 1844 observed a momentous presidential election, non secular turmoil, westward growth, and diverse different interwoven occasions that profoundly affected the U.S. as a kingdom. writer and journalist John Bicknell information those compelling occasions during this strange heritage publication. He explains how the election of James ok. Polk guaranteed the growth that introduced Texas, California, and Oregon into the union. This happened amidst anti-Mormon and anti-Catholic violence, the assumption within the forthcoming moment coming of Christ, the homicide of Joseph Smith, Charles Goodyear’s patenting of vulcanized rubber, the near-death of President John Tyler in a freak naval explosion, and masses extra. All of those parts illustrate the competing visions of the yankee destiny and the way Polk’s victory cemented the imaginative and prescient of a continental nation.

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Understanding the Department of State (The Cabinet Series) by Don Philpott

By Don Philpott

History has proven that international relations is likely one of the most sensible how you can guard the U.S. and the yankee humans. The country division makes use of international relations with different international locations to effectively care for many demanding situations that move nationwide obstacles and impact us the following within the usa, together with:

  • Terrorism;
  • The possibility of guns of mass destruction;
  • HIV/AIDS and different infectious diseases;
  • Illegal drug trafficking and crime;
  • Humanitarian wishes of migrants and refugees; and
  • Environmental degradation.

Americans at domestic and in a foreign country face threats to their actual and monetary future health. The kingdom division protects our kingdom, its humans, and our prosperity.

Understanding the dep. of State appears to be like on the major present concerns it faces all over the world from kin with Russia and China to the civil conflict in Iraq and the growing to be chance from the Islamic nation and different terrorist teams. The booklet additionally has short biographies of the entire Secretaries of kingdom from Thomas Jefferson, the 1st to carry the location in 1790, to John Kerry, the present incumbent.

The e-book additionally contains:

  • A precise heritage of the function of the nation division over the past 250 years and the way it formed either the USA and the remainder of the world.
  • A checklist and bios of all U.S. Secretaries of State
  • A record of the foremost international concerns that are the nation Department’s present concentration of attention.

About the Series:
Cabinet sequence seems to be on the significant departments within the Federal govt explaining why they have been created and the duties of every corporation and the way they conducts their day-by-day company at domestic and in another country. It is helping to give an explanation for what federal corporations do and the way they impact the lives of voters.

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Liberating Choices by Robert Rushing

By Robert Rushing

this day, executive is ubiquitous. it really is very unlikely to consider a call, even a minor one, that doesn't require you to contemplate the response or position of a few point of presidency.

This is the 1st tutorial booklet for a necessary existence ability; fending off govt interference in our lives or facing it whilst it really is inevitable. matters contain zoning forums, homeowner's institutions, site visitors court docket and misdemeanors, the legal courtroom process, baby welfare and divorce, and naturally, taxation.

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Presidents and Political Thought by David J. Siemers

By David J. Siemers

“What did the president be aware of and while did he understand it?” takes on an entire new which means in Presidents and Political Thought. even though political philosophy is usually thought of to be dry and summary, a lot of our presidents have stumbled on usable rules embedded inside of it. during this first comparative examine of presidents and political thought, David Siemers examines how a few of them have utilized this really good wisdom to their job.


Presidents and Political Thought explores the relationship among philosophy and functional politics via a examine of six American leader executives: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and invoice Clinton. Writing on the intersection of politics, heritage, and philosophy, Siemers combines his broad realizing of political philosophy with cautious learn and research of person presidents to supply provocative and astute judgments approximately how their realizing of political concept affected their performance.


Each bankruptcy examines a selected president’s angle approximately political thought, the political theorists he learn and prominent, and the ways that he utilized concept in his actions as president. Viewing presidents during the lens of political thought permits Siemers to finish that Madison and Adams were considerably underrated. Wilson is assumed to have deserted his theoretical standpoint as president, yet really, he simply possessed an unorthodox interpretation of his favourite philosopher, Edmund Burke. usually considered so pragmatic or opportunistic that they lacked any convictions, FDR and Clinton received their orientations to politics from political thought. those and different insights recommend that we can't comprehend those presidencies with no being extra conscious of the guidelines the presidents dropped at the office.


Siemers’s learn takes on precise relevance because the usa studies regime switch and a potential get together realignment simply because, as he notes, Barack Obama has learn and realized from political idea, too.


Avoiding a lot of the jargon that regularly accompanies political conception, this publication demonstrates the relevance of political thought within the genuine global, chronicling either the demanding situations and possibly wealthy payoffs while presidents conceive of politics not only to be able to present pals and punish enemies, yet as a way to achieve principles.

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Religion and Politics in the United States by Kenneth D. Wald,Allison Calhoun-Brown

By Kenneth D. Wald,Allison Calhoun-Brown

From marriage equality, to gun regulate, to immigration reform and the specter of conflict, faith performs a desirable and an important half in our nation's political procedure and in our tradition at huge. Now in its 7th variation, Religion and Politics within the United States comprises analyses of the nation's such a lot urgent political issues relating to non secular freedom, and the ways that that crucial constitutional freedom situates itself inside smooth the United States.

The booklet additionally explores the ways in which faith has affected the orientation of partisan politics within the usa. via an in depth evaluation of the political attitudes and behaviors of significant spiritual and minority religion traditions, the e-book establishes that faith is still an immense a part of the yankee cultural and political milieu whereas explaining that it needs to have interaction with many different elements to steer political results within the usa.

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Balance Sheet: The Iraq War and U.S. National Security by John Duffield,Peter Dombrowski

By John Duffield,Peter Dombrowski

The final six years have witnessed an almost endless debate over U.S. coverage towards Iraq, a debate that's more likely to proceed good into the recent management and maybe the subsequent, even though contemporary advancements at the ground.

Too frequently, notwithstanding, the controversy has been narrowly framed when it comes to the placement in Iraq and what steps the USA may still take there subsequent, leaving the wider impression of the battle on American pursuits mostly neglected. finally, notwithstanding, the good fortune and failure of the battle must be judged when it comes to its total contribution to U.S. nationwide safety, together with these repercussions that reach a ways past the borders of Iraq.

This ebook addresses this hole by means of delivering a finished overview of the implications of the Iraq conflict for the nationwide safeguard of the U.S.. it really is aimed toward either those that haven't but made up their minds in regards to the advantages of the conflict and those that desire to floor their reviews in a clearer realizing of what results the battle has truly had.

Balance Sheet examines either how the conflict has complicated or retarded the fulfillment of different vital objectives of U.S. nationwide defense coverage and its influence at the skill of the USA to pursue its protection pursuits now and sooner or later. person chapters by way of professional authors handle such key concerns because the struggle on terror, nuclear non-proliferation, balance within the center East, the well-being of the U.S. army, America's status on the earth, and U.S. public opinion.

By doing justice to the entire variety of stakes concerned, this booklet not just reframes the controversy over the Iraq conflict yet offers an important origin for destiny U.S. policymaking towards Iraq and beyond.

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Political Theories of Modern Government (Routledge by Peter Self

By Peter Self

This reissued paintings, initially released in 1985, is a uniquely vast and unique survey of theories and ideology concerning the development, behaviour, functionality and reform of the governments of contemporary Western democracies. After analysing the exterior pressures that have formed smooth governments, the writer examines 4 diversified colleges of political inspiration which search to provide an explanation for the behaviour and function of governments, and which provide various treatments for the pluralism, corporatism and bureaucracy.

To research and attempt those basic theories, the writer appears heavily at how governments really paintings. The e-book is illustrated with examples drawn from a variety of Western societies. the ultimate chapters current the author’s personal end concerning the destiny function of presidency, the bounds of industry philosophy, the way forward for politics, and the rules and difficulties of institutional reform.

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The United States Government Internet Directory 2017 by Mary Meghan Ryan

By Mary Meghan Ryan

Discover the intensity of presidency info and providers to be had online.

The usa executive net Directory serves as a consultant to the altering panorama of presidency details on-line. The Directory is an critical guidebook for an individual who's searching for legitimate U.S. govt assets on the internet. The U.S. government's on-line details is huge and will be tricky to find. Many executive websites are a part of the "Deep net" with content material that doesn't floor or floor simply in spite of the preferred se's. it truly is extra very important than ever to have a resource that serves as an authoritative consultant to the federal internet. The usa executive web Directory navigates the maze of knowledge and locates the fabrics that you simply seek.

The subject-based procedure of this booklet lets you browse for suitable websites on your box of curiosity instead of sift via thousands of seek effects or try and bet which federal company to refer to. Researchers, company humans, lecturers, scholars, and electorate within the usa and around the globe can navigate the labyrinthine federal net with The usa govt web Directory.

The Directory:

  • contains greater than 1,800 site files, prepared into 21 topic themed chapters
  • includes issues on a wide-range of topics together with employment, strength, safeguard and intelligence, tradition and activity, and masses more
  • provides descriptions and URLs for every site
  • describes websites that can assist you decide on the correct resource
  • notes the valuable or distinctive elements of the site
  • lists many of the significant executive courses hosted at the site
  • provides a roster of congressional individuals with member's internet sites
  • lists apartment and Senate Committees with committee URLs
  • contains beneficial, up to date organizational charts for the main federal govt agencies
  • includes a one-page speedy consultant to the foremost federal firms and the prime on-line library, facts resource, and discovering relief sites
  • identifies the most important govt websites relating to the worldwide recession and new govt financial restoration programs

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Christian Political Ethics (Ethikon Series in Comparative by John A. Coleman S. J.,John A. Coleman

By John A. Coleman S. J.,John A. Coleman

Christian Political Ethics brings jointly major Christian students of various theological and moral perspectives--Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anabaptist--to handle basic questions of country and civil society, foreign legislations and family, the function of the state, and problems with violence and its containment. Representing a different fusion of faith-centered ethics and social technological know-how, the participants convey into discussion their very own various Christian understandings with quite a number either secular moral suggestion and different non secular viewpoints from Judaism, Islam, and Confucianism. They discover divergent Christian perspectives of kingdom and society--and the boundaries of every. They grapple with the tensions that may come up inside of Christianity over questions of patriotism, civic accountability, and loyalty to one's state, they usually research Christian responses to pluralism and relativism, globalization, and battle and peace. Revealing the notable pluralism inherent to Christianity itself, this pioneering quantity recasts the meanings of Christian citizenship and civic accountability, and increases compelling new questions on civil disobedience, international justice, and Christian justifications for waging conflict in addition to spreading global peace. It brings Christian political ethics out of the church buildings and seminaries to interact with latest such a lot vexing and intricate social issues.

The individuals are Michael Banner, Nigel Biggar, Joseph Boyle, Michael G. Cartwright, John A. Coleman, S.J., John Finnis, Theodore J. Koontz, David Little, Richard B. Miller, James W. Skillen, and Max L. Stackhouse.

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