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. 39, No. 2, June

A Presidential Library Fit for Abraham Lincoln
Looking for a presidential library? If so, for which president? How recently did that president hold office? In the world of presidential libraries, the great divide is between Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge. Beginning with Herbert Hoover, every...
Decision Making in the Bush White House
The process of moving paper in and out of the Oval Office, who gets involved in the meetings, who does the president listen to, who gets a chance to talk to him before he makes a decision, is absolutely critical. It has to be managed in such a way...
Dixie's Kingmakers: Stability and Change in Southern Presidential Primary Electorates
The distinctiveness of the South is a prominent feature of the American political landscape, and its contours have regularly been evident in postreform presidential nomination politics. (1) In 1976 and 1992, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton used their...
Executive Order-Presidential Records
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures governing the assertion of executive privilege by incumbent and former Presidents in connection...
POTUS on the Road: International and Domestic Presidential Travel, 1977-2005
Presidents have forged some of the most enduring images of their administration while traveling around the country or across the world. One need look no further than Abraham Lincoln dedicating a cemetery to fallen Union soldiers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,...
Presidential Aides: Immunity from Congressional Process?
The 110th Congress brought a dramatic increase in both the quantity and the rigor of oversight and investigations into the activities of the executive branch. Obstructive tactics by the president met this strong assertion of congressional prerogatives,...
Presidential Power in National Security: A Guide to the President-Elect
Respect for the Constitution and joint action with Congress provide the strongest possible signal to both enemies and allies. By following those principles, other countries understand that U.S. policy has a broad base of support and is not the result...
"The American System": Herbert Hoover, the Associative State, and Broadcast Commercialism
More than 80 years after he guided the formation of U.S. broadcasting as we know it, Herbert Hoover remains an object of scorn for many commentators. A blogger recently blamed Hoover for what he considers the sorry state of television and radio: "If...
The Effects of the George W. Bush Presidency on Partisan Attitudes
"Hello, I'm Jim Greer, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. As the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan prepares to choose its nominee for president of the United States, Florida is honored to host tonight's Republican...
The National Security Advisor and Staff: Transition Challenges
The assistant to the president for national security affairs--as the job has been officially titled since the early 1970s, but informally termed National Security Council (NSC) advisor--and the staff serving under that person make up one of the most...
The Political Professionalism of James Monroe
James Monroe was a more effective chief executive than a number of his more illustrious predecessors, particularly John Adams and James Madison, both of whom are widely viewed as having made major contributions to the nation's founding period, but...
"To Be Shot at by the Whites and Dodged by the Negroes": Lyndon Johnson and the Texas NYA
Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency is one marked by no shortage of controversial topics, but his civil rights policies are not usually among them. Even most of his critics applaud his leadership in this area, particularly with regard to the passage of...
Two Bad Kings and Two Bad Presidents
One of the rewards for those engaged in presidential studies is the opportunity to rank presidents. Identifying great presidents is often the focus of this pastime. Asking questions such as which presidents were great and why is, of course, more than...