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. 32, No. 2, June

Ambassadorial Roles and Foreign Policy: Elbridge Durbrow, Frederick Nolting, and the U.S. Commitment to Diem's Vietnam, 1957-61. (Articles)
Soon after assuming the presidency, John F. Kennedy adopted a program to achieve a "breakthrough" in South Vietnam even as he harbored doubts about the ability of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem to defeat the growing communist insurgency. As part of...
Another Lesson about Public Opinion during the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal. (Articles)
From January 21, 1998--when the Washington Post reported Bill Clinton may have had a sexual relationship with a young woman and lied about it under oath--through February 12, 1999--when the Senate voted not to convict him of impeachment charges--public...
Counterfactuals and the Study of the American Presidency. (Articles)
There is little reason to suspect that [Andrew] Jackson or any of the other candidates contending in 1824 would have done much better. As none had a convincing case for breaking openly with the old order, none had the capacity to untangle the conundrum...
Five Trends in Presidential Rhetoric: An Analysis of Rhetoric from George Washington to Bill Clinton. (Articles)
Observers of presidential politics have, for a long time now, lamented the declining standards of presidential discourse, which has been variously described as "a linguistic struggle," "rarely an occasion for original thought," like "dogs barking...
The Contemporary Presidency: The Changing Leadership of George W. Bush: A Pre- and Post-9/11 Comparison. (Features)
The American presidency is said to be an office in which some incumbents grow and others swell. If ever a president has fallen in the first of these categories, it is George W. Bush. Before the suicide bombings of September 11, 2001, even a number...
The Law: Homeland Security: The Concept and the Presidential Coordination Office-First Assessment. (Features)
The September terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon prompted the introduction of a new concept and a new presidential coordination office. Homeland security may be a substitute for the cold war-weary national security concept,...
The Money Primary: What Influences the Outcome of Pre-Primary Presidential Nomination Fundraising? (Articles)
During the early days of the presidential nomination campaign cycle, before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, candidates aspiring to win one of the two major party nominations compete for financial resources. Damore (1997) reported that...
The Polls: The Public's Response to the Clinton Scandals, Part 2: Diverse Explanations, Clearer Consequences. (Features)
This is the second of two articles addressing the public's response to the Clinton scandals. The question underlying both articles is this: How was it possible for a president who consistently lied to the public and to his own administration; who...
Unilateral Presidential Powers: Significant Executive Orders, 1949-99. (Articles)
In the typical rendering of the American presidency, chief executives encounter formidable barriers to decisive leadership: a far-flung, entrenched bureaucracy (Wilson 1989); a largely independent and often recalcitrant Congress (Mayhew 1974; Peterson...