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. 2, June

Networking in the Shadow of Hierarchy: Public Policy, the Administrative Presidency, and the Neoadministrative State
As traditionally conceptualized by presidents and scholars, the administrative presidency is premised on three assumptions (Nathan 1983). First, congressional opposition to presidential legislative initiatives is the rule rather than the exception....
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Presidential Power and Political Science
The purpose of this article is to ask how the 1960 edition of Richard Neustadt's book Presidential Power has influenced presidential scholarship since its publication and how subsequent major scholars have built on, played off, or departed from Neustadt's...
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Professional Reputation and the Neustadt Formulation
In his acknowledgments to the 1990 edition of Presidential Power, Richard E. Neustadt closes with this comment: "I have always tried to turn participant observership to the account of scholarship that might assist participants. I leave to others, or...
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Source Material: His Heart's Abundance: Notes of a Nixon Speechwriter
Each man speaks from his heart's abundance. Luke 6:45 What kind ora political speaker was Richard Nixon? Technically, he was gifted: he had, in Time magazine's words, a "buttery baritone" voice; he could deliver a cheer line with the best of...
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The Contemporary Presidency: Presidential Safety, Prosecutorial Zeal, and Judicial Blunders: The Protective Function Privilege
During the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal of 1998, the independent prosecutor demanded, for the first time in history, that Secret Service agents testify against the president whom they guarded. The director of the Secret Service contended that a"protective...
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The Law: The President and the Independent Counsel: Reflections on Prosecutors, Presidential Prerogatives, and Political Power
It is rare when a lone dissenting opinion of a U.S. Supreme Court case becomes front-page news, let alone is treated as if its content were prophetic and profound. Yet, during 1998 and 1999, Justice Antonin Scalia surely took some pleasure in the sudden...
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The Office of the Press Secretary
Being press secretary involves walking on a high wire and doing so daily. As the official spokesperson for an administration, he or she is the person who presents presidential information to many audiences, including the public, the president's special...
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The Office of the Staff Secretary
The subject of White House staffing has never been the centerpiece of presidency literature. However, among the times when staffing should be the primary focus is the transition period when the president-elect prepares to become the next president....
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The Polls: Popular Views of the Vice President and Vice Presidential Favorability
In my earlier article on public attitudes toward the vice president, which relied on job approval data, I found great overlap and correlation between the approval of Bill Clinton and Al Gore (Cohen 2001). There are several good reasons why we would...
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The White House Office of Management and Administration
The Office of Management and Administration is the administrative backbone of the White House staff. In the words of former Clinton assistant for management and administration Jodie Torkelson, "It's an organization that has all the cats and dogs. It's...
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