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Published: 23 June 2016

208 Pages | 14


ISBN: 9780190458201

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The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Charles O. Jones

Very Short Introductions

  • Stresses the significance of split party control and narrow margins as encouraging greater executive power
  • Emphasizes the high expectations for presidents and the limits imposed by the separation of powers system
  • Adds analysis of electoral campaigns, to include the 2008 economic crisis during the election
  • Incorporates analysis of the recent Obama administration and includes a section on the First Ladies

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