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The domestic presidency : policy making in the White House /
Shirley Anne Warshaw.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c1997.
ix, 229 p. : ill.
0205175384 (paper)
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Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c1997.
0205175384 (paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reference & Research Book News, August 1997
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Long Description
This book provides a ground-breaking discussion of how the President structures the White House staff to manage the administration's domestic policy process. The domestic policy structure for every president from Nixon through Clinton is examined in depth. Designed as a supplement, The Domestic Presidency lends an important added dimension to courses on the Presidency, Public Administration or Bureaucracy (describes how the President manages the executive branch through the White House and Cabinet); Congress (sheds light on executive-legislative relations and shows how the White House works with the Cabinet to shape legislation), or Introduction to American Government (provides valuable insights on the process of domestic policy making).
Unpaid Annotation
""I think that Warshaw fills a significant gap in the literature with a comprehensive view of the structure of domestic policy decision-making from nixon through Clinton. I would think that several prominent scholars of the American Presidency will be interested in adoption of the book for their courses"."-Phillip G. Henderson, The Catholic University of America
Unpaid Annotation
This book provides a ground-breaking discussion of how the President structures the White House staff to manage the administration's domestic policy process. The domestic policy structure for every president from Nixon through Clinton is examined in depth. Analyzes White House staff personalities and their influence with the President. Offers more than overviews: Provides names and profiles of staff involved in domestic policy-making and follows them in the White House--who rose in power, who lost power, and why.
Table of Contents
The Institutionalization of White House Control of Domestic Policy
Overview: Nixon to Clinton
Institutionalization of the Domestic Policy Process
Emergence of an Institutional Process for Domestic Policy
Domestic Policy: An Institutional Part of the Presidency
The Nixon Presidency: Charting a New Course
The 1968 Election
Victory: Nixon's the One
The Transition: A Four-Pronged Process
Structuring Domestic Policy in the White House
Reorganization: A New Domestic Advisory Structure Emerges
The Domestic Council Emerges
Policy Making in the Domestic Council
The Second Term
The Legacy in Domestic Affairs
The Ford Presidency: Managing Brushfires
Nixon's Resignation Eminent
Nixon Resigns: The Transition Begins
The Rumsfeld White House
Overhauling the Domestic Council
The Domestic Council Without Rockefeller
Focusing on Brushfires
The Carter Presidency: Focus on Government Efficiency
Campaign 1976: Setting the Domestic Agenda
Addressing Limited Domestic Issues
The Transition
Reorganization Examined
Cabinet Government
The Domestic Council Reviewed
Restructuring the Domestic Council
The Domestic Policy Office
The Triumvirate: Reviewing Reorganization
Carter as Public Administrator
Watson's Control of Policy Development
The Free For All: Departmental Independence in Policy Making
A New Approach to Policy Making
The Reagan Revolution: The Conservative Agenda
A Foray into National Politics
Campaign 1980: The Revolution
The Transition
Designing the Domestic Agenda: The First Four Years
Cabinet Councils
The Legislative Strategy Group
Changes in the Office of Policy Development
Reagan's Second Term
Iran-Contra Redefines the Domestic Agenda
George Bush and Company: The Caretaker Presidency
Campaign 1988: Set a Clear Direction
The Transition
Key Appointments: Cabinet and White House Staff
Creating a Domestic Policy Process
Marching Orders
Moving the Process at a Faster Clip
Foreign Policy Dominates the Bush Agenda
A Return to the Domestic Agenda
The Interregnum Ends: Baker Moves In
The Clinton Presidency: The Democrats Return
The 1992 Election
The Transition
Setting a Domestic Agenda
The Domestic Policy Council
Domestic Policy Making: Creating an Organization
The Domestic Agenda of 1993
Bringing Order from Chaos
Institutionalization and the Clinton White House
Defining the Institutional Character of Domestic Policy
Comparing Management Styles for Domestic Policy
Politicization of the Domestic Policy Staff
Domestic Policy within the White House Organization
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