The President's Cabinet: An Analysis in the Period from Wilson to Eisenhower

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CONTENTS
Introduction3
Chapter One • The Cabinet In Perspective9
ORIGINS AND RELATIONSHIPS9
PATTERNS OF DEPARTMENTAL DEVELOPMENT20
DIMENSIONS AND TYPES OF PRESIDENTIAL INFLUENCE29
Chapter Two • The Appointment Process51
THE PRESIDENT'S INFLUENCE54
THE INCENTIVES AND DRAWBACKS OF CABINET OFFICE59
THE CONDITIONS OF THE TIME62
THE CABINET NORM63
THE CRITERIA OF AVAILABILITY AND BALANCE67
a. The Components of Availability68
b. The Components of Balance77
PRESIDENT, CABINET APPOINTMENT, AND POLITICAL PROCESS81
Chapter Three • The Cabinet Meeting: I88
THE POTENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE MEETING88
THE FORM OF THE MEETING -- INSTITUTIONAL BAREBONES92
THE FORM OF THE MEETING -- SOME PROBLEMS98
THE PRESIDENT AND THE CABINET MEETING113
Chapter Four • The Cabinet Meeting: II131
THE CABINET MEMBER AND THE CABINET MEETING131
THE CABINET MEETING AND INTERDEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION141
THE CABINET MEETING: CONCLUSION154

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Harvard Political Studies i
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction 3
  • Chapter One The Cabinet in Perspective 9
  • Chapter Two The Appointment Process 51
  • Chapter Three - The Cabinet Meeting: 1 88
  • Chapter Four - The Cabinet Meeting: II 131
  • Chapter Five - The Cabinet and Politics: I 157
  • Chapter Six - The Cabinet and Politics: II 196
  • Chapter Seven - The Cabinet and Reform 250
  • Notes 273
  • Index 313
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