Poli Sci 255-5 - PoliSci2555 16:20...

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Poli Sci 255-5 16:20 The Domestic Context of Foreign Policy  “The preservation of liberty requires… that the three great departments of power  [executive, legislative, and judiciary] should be separate and distinct.” – Federalist Paper  no 47 President (power) – the myth is that Harry Truman stands alone as the key actor. We  have the idea that the president is superman.  Formal powers of the president: Commander-in-chief Power to appoint senior officials Power to make treaties Power to make executive orders Veto power Informal powers of the president: Networks and political ties – President Bush was able to get on the phone with other  leaders and talk to them about the first Gulf War Status as head of state Personality, persuasiveness “Bully pulpit” – user stature and publicity to draw attention to an issue Having the pulpit of the presidency to advance his ideas or his views
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course POLI SCI 255 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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