Presidential Studies Quarterly

Presidential Studies Quarterly is a quarterly newsletter on the subject of citizenship. Presidential Studies Quarterly is written by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and published by Sage Publications, Inc., in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, September

Almost Jeffersonian: U.S. Recognition Policy toward Latin America
Since Latin American independence, U.S. presidents have consistently faced the issue of how to respond to domestic political conflict in the region. In particular, when unscheduled (and often unexpected) changes of government occur, should the United...
Competing Conceptions of the First Ladyship: Public Responses to Betty Ford's 60 Minutes Interview
In recent decades, we have witnessed the rise of a women's rights movement and its contested development into a feminist movement. We have also experienced a conservative backlash, which has reinvigorated traditionalist conceptions of women as best...
George Washington, Presidential Term Limits, and the Problem of Reluctant Political Leadership
Every tradition grows ever more venerable--the more remote is its origin, the more confused that origin is. The reverence due to it increases from generation to generation. The tradition finally becomes holy and inspires awe. --Nietzsche ([1878]...
Requiem for a Lightweight: Vice Presidential Candidate Evaluations and the Presidential Vote
Every four years, Americans experience the hoopla of a presidential election. A sideshow in this spectacle is the vice presidential nominees. Presidential nominees, party officials, journalists, and pundits all weigh the pros and cons of the candidate...
The Chief of Staff
Political scientists have been interested in the structure, functions, and mode of operation of the contemporary White House since its creation in the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in 1939 and especially since the publication of Richard E....
The Contemporary Presidency: The Presidential Election of 2000: A Great Civics Lesson?
It is an axiom of politics, usually attributed to Otto Von Bismarck, that the public should never see the making of sausages or legislation. Perhaps in the light of the 2000 election, we should add to the list the casting and counting of votes. An...
The Law: Constitutional Understandings of the War Power
The past few years have given constitutional students and scholars the chance to stake out positions on a number of high-profile and controversial topics. From the impeachment of the president and what constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors to electoral...
The Polls: Partisanship and Presidential Performance Evaluations
In the winter of 1998 and early spring of 1999, Democratic and Republican identifiers in the electorate were sharply divided on whether President Clinton should be impeached and removed from office. By more than two to one, Republicans favored removal,...
The White House Office of Presidential Personnel
One of the first things that a president-elect must worry about is having in place an effective personnel recruitment operation.(1) This function is so important that the planning for it must begin well before the election, even though there is a danger...