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. 27, No. 4, Fall

Advancing the Dates of Presidential Primaries: The Case of California and New York
Both the sequence and spacing of presidential primaries, it is widely asserted, play an important part in determining which candidates receive their parties' nominations. Candidates and consultants, reporters and pundits, all behave as if it matters...
Eisenhower and the Crusade for Freedom: The Rhetorical Origins of a Cold War Campaign
For there is no influence more dangerous and disruptive to the totalitarian state than the knowledge on the part of its subjects that somewhere else in the world there still is such a thing as freedom, and the fiant, stubborn hope that they, too, might...
Executive Privilege in the Reagan Administration: Diluting a Constitutional Doctrine
To its defenders, the Reagan administration brought about a revival of effective presidential leadership after a sequence of "failed" presidencies. According to this view, Reagan refuted the political science theories of the "impeniled" presidency...
Former Governor's Perceptions of a Presidential Line-Item Veto
There has been a considerable amount of debate in recent years about whether or not providing the president of the United States with the line-item veto is a good idea. Understanding the potential impacts of such a power has taken on a greater significance...
Missing the Bus: Gerald Ford and School Desegregation
In 1957, as Little Rock, Arkansas began its court-ordered school desegregation, a Boston clergyman telephoned a Little Rock colleague to insure that the church was doing its part. In 1974, as Boston commenced its court-ordered school desegregation,...
Policy Experts in Presidential Campaigns: A Model of Think Tank Recruitment
Throughout the 1996 presidential campaign, candidates drew on the advice of academics, party members, former government officials, pollsters, consultants, business leaders, and union and interest group representatives. Moreover, as in previous campaigns,...
Presidential Inaugural Addresses and American Political Culture
In an important essay on American political culture, J. David Greenstone took his thesis from a sermon by Theodore Parker, the prominent nineteenth-century transcendentalist minister, entitled, "A Discourse of the Transient and Permanent in Christianity."...
The American Dream as Depicted in Robert J. Dole's 1996 Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech
On the night of August 15, 1996; as he accepted his party's nomination for President of the United States, Robert Dole took an expansive view of the impending election. "My friends," he said, "a presidential campaign is more than a contest of candidates....
The First Lady Reconsidered: Presidential Partner and Political Institution
It is sad and telling that the press and public alike are unaware that Presidential wives since Abigail Adams have been wielding political influence. Edith Mayo, Director Smithsonian First Ladies Exhibit Being first lady requires a woman...
The President's Visual Image from 1945 to 1974: An Analysis of Spatial Configuration in News Magazine Photographs
Researchers in the fields political and visual communication recognized the important relationship between visual imagery, public opinion, and voting intention.(1) Facial characteristics, picture composition, and a variety of other visual and verbal...
To Defeat a Maverick: The Goldwater Candidacy Revisited, 1963-1964
More than three decades ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson overwhelmed Arizona's favorite son in the 1964 presidential election. The magnitude of Barry M. Goldwater's defeat--the senator carried six states--has reduced his candidacy to an anomaly in...
To Purge or Not to Purge: Hamlet Harry and the Dixiecrats, 1948-1952
Intra-Party Conflict and Party Leadership Political scientist Angelo, Panebianco has argued "that the principal cause of intra-party conflicts is to be found in the party's internal system of inequalities."(1) Thus, dissident members of a major...
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