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Political Science 140B Instructor: Scott James Outline #11 The Decline of the Cabinet Counsel System and the Rise of the Institutional Presidency I. Organizational prerequisites of presidential leadership A. Information, advice, political support and administrative follow-through 1. Where do presidents turn to get this kind of organizational support? a. Traditionally: the Cabinet Counsel System b. Today: The Executive Office of the President (the “Institutional Presidency” II. The Cabinet Counsel System (CCS) A. Who is a member of the Cabinet? 1. Heads of major executive Departments 2. Who ever else the president chooses to add a. Other executive heads (e.g. head of the E.P.A); key members of presidential institutional (e.g., director of OMB); even president's Chief of Staff B. The Cabinet's quasi-constitutional status 1. Public accountability a. Department and agency heads are appointed with Senate advice and consent 2. Interest representation a. A presidential administration “diverse, just like America” C. The development of the CCS (an institution as old as the Republic itself)
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2 1. Traditional functions of the CCS a. The president's principal policy advisory body (1)
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course PS 140B PS 140B taught by Professor Jamesscott during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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Outline_11 - Political Science 140B Outline #11 Instructor:...

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