The Presidency and Public Policy Making

A valuable resource tool in emphasizing the need for using a policy approach to study the presidency.
Presidential Studies Quarterly

The premise behind this book is that policy making provides a useful perspective for studying the presidency, perhaps the most important and least understood policy-making institution in the United States. The eleven essays focus on diverse aspects of presidential policy making, providing insights on the presidency and its relationship to other policy-making actors and institutions. Major topics addressed include the environment of presidential policy making and the constraints it places on the chief executive; relationships with those outside the executive branch that are central to presidential policy making; attempts to lead the public and Congress; presidential decision making; and administration or implementation of policies in the executive branch, a topic that has received limited attention in the literature on the presidency.

240 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

December, 1985

isbn : 9780822953739

about the editors

George C. Edwards

George C. Edwards III III is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University.

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George C. Edwards
Steven A. Shull

Steven A. Shull is professor of political science at the University of New Orleans, and the author of Domestic Policy Formation: Presidential-Congressional Partnership?

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Steven A. Shull