a_lect_16 - MARCH 2 , 2011 ND FINISH UP PRESIDENCY BEGIN...

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MARCH 2 ND , 2011 FINISH UP PRESIDENCY BEGIN BUREAUCRACY
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Evaluating the President Over the term: A Honeymoon period A Lame duck status Among Beltway Insiders : the politically influential people in DC Among the mass public: presidential popularity Naming “great” presidents A Personality (Barber) A Context (Skowronek)
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Challenges in Evaluating Presidents Presidents face different contexts A Politically: divided government? A Challenges: Is there a war, an economic crisis? Presidents are partisan & national leaders A there are dignified and efficient aspects to their jobs Ceremony, generating citizen respect and loyalty
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Hierarchical organization of officials with responsibility for specific tasks. A Focus here is federal bureaucracy Questions: How has bureaucracy changed? How do Americans feel about the bureaucracy? What’s the best type of bureaucrat? Political appointee or civil servant?
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