Managing National Security Policy

The President and the Process

A serious, well-grounded treatment of national security policymaking at the presidential level. We have had precious few of similar quality since the 1970s.
I. M. Destler, Maryland School of Public Affairs

William Newmann examines the ways in which presidents make national security decisions, and explores how those processes evolve over time. He creates a complex portrait of policy making, which may help future presidents design national security decision structures that fit the realities of the office in today’s world.

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William W. Newmann

William W. Newmann is assistant professor of political science and public administration at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work on national security decision making and homeland security have appeared in Public Administration Review and Presidential Studies Quarterly, where an article adapted from this book was named “Best Article” of 2001.

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William W. Newmann