The Executive Branch

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University Press, 2005 - 590 strani
The presidency and the agencies of the executive branch are deeply interwoven with other core institutions of American government and politics. While the framers of the Constitution granted power to the president, they likewise imbued the legislative and judicial branches of government with
the powers necessary to hold the executive in check. The Executive Branch, edited byJoel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson, examines the delicate and shifting balance among the three branches of government, which is constantly renegotiated as political leaders contend with the public's paradoxical
sentiments-yearning for strong executive leadership yet fearing too much executive power, and welcoming the benefits of public programs yet uneasy about, and indeed often distrusting, big government.

The Executive Branch, a collection of essays by some of the nation's leading political scientists and public policy scholars, examines the historical emergence and contemporary performance of the presidency and bureaucracy, as well as their respective relationships with the Congress, the courts,
political parties, and American federalism. Presidential elections are defining moments for the nation's democracy-by linking citizens directly to their government, elections serve as a mechanism for exercising collective public choice. After the election, however, the work of government begins and
involves elected and appointed political leaders at all levels of government, career civil servants, government contractors, interest organizations, the media, and engaged citizens. The essays in this volume delve deeply into the organizations and politics that make the executive branch such a
complex and fascinating part of American government.

The volume provides an assessment from the past to the present of the role and development of the presidency and executive branch agencies, including analysis of the favorable and problematic strategies, and personal attributes, that presidents have brought to the challenge of leadership. It
examines the presidency and the executive agencies both separately and together as they influence-or are influenced by-other major institutions of American government and politics, with close attention to how they relate to civic participation and democracy.

 

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Between the Promise
3
The Evolution of National Bureaucracy in the United States
41
Giving Direction to Government in Comparative Perspective
72
SECTION
101
The Paradox of Politicization
135
Presidential
174
The Person of the President Leadership and Greatness
218
The People and the Challenge
283
The President Congress and
312
Reforming the Executive Branch of the U S Government
344
SECTION
377
The Executive Branch and the Legislative Process
419
The Courts Jurisprudence and the Executive Branch
452
Federalism and the Executive Branch Thomas Gais and James Fossett
486
Dilemmas of the Executive Branch
525
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Joel D. Aberbach is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Aberbach's research focuses on American and comparative politics, with emphasis on
legislative-executive relations and broader issues of executive politics and policy making. His books includeIn the Web of Politics: Three Decades of the U.S. Federal Executive, which he coauthored with Bert A. Rockman, and Keeping a Watchful Eye: The Politics of Congressional Oversight. He is
cochair of the Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government of the International Political Science Association. He has been a Fellow at both the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, and a Senior
Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Mark A. Peterson is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Peterson is a scholar of American national institutions, focusing on the presidency, Congress, and interest groups, as well as national healthcare policy making. Former chair
of the Department of Public Policy, he has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and worked in the U.S. Senate. He is chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. His writings includeLegislating Together:
The White House and Capitol Hill from Eisenhower to Reagan.

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