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The Presidency in History Goals and Objectives--to examine the recurrent structures of presidential authority, to place the Presidency in historical context. Franklin Pierce
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Three inherent aspects of the office of presidency: 1) It is an order-shattering institution 2) It is an order-affirming institution 3) It is an order-creating institution Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. .
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Presidential leadership is exercised in political time and secular time . Recurrent Structures of Political Authority. Previously President’s Political Identity Established Opposed Affiliated Commitments ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vulnerable POLITICS OF POLITICS OF RECONSTRUCTION DISJUNCTION Resilient POLITICS OF POLITICS OF PREEMPTION ARTICULATION
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1. The Politics of Reconstruction.
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Unformatted text preview: • 2. The Politics of Disjunction. • 3. The Politics of Articulation. • 4. The Politics of Preemption. Historical Structures of Power • 1. Patrician: – A. Period of Prominence: 1789-1832 – B. Presidential Resource: Reputation with elites – C. Presidential Strategy: stand above the factional disputes and partisan fray • 2. Partisan: – A. 1832-1900 – B. Leader of party – C. Hand out party jobs to factions within the party • Pluralist: – A. 1970-1972 – B. Growth in the size and influence of the executive branch. U.S. as world power. Dramatic increase in number of interest groups – C. Bargain with institutional and group leaders • Plebiscitary: – A. 1972 to present – B. Independent political apparatus – C. Appeal directly to the people using the mass media attempting to circumvent the power of groups...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.

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