9780801860669-0801860660-The President's Agenda: Domestic Policy Choice from Kennedy to Clinton

The President's Agenda: Domestic Policy Choice from Kennedy to Clinton

ISBN-13: 9780801860669
ISBN-10: 0801860660
Edition: 3rd
Author: Light, Dr. Paul
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 328 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801860669
ISBN-10: 0801860660
Edition: 3rd
Author: Light, Dr. Paul
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 328 pages

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Acknowledged authors Light, Dr. Paul wrote The President's Agenda: Domestic Policy Choice from Kennedy to Clinton comprising 328 pages back in 1998. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0801860660 and 9780801860669. Since then The President's Agenda: Domestic Policy Choice from Kennedy to Clinton textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In this third edition of The President's Agenda, Paul Light brings his acclaimed study up to date by weighing the successes and failures of the Bush and Clinton presidencies in setting a legislative agenda of domestic issues for Congress. The most noticeable development, according to Light, is the shrinking of the agenda and the absence of fresh new ideas. Explaining the emergence of "the derivative Presidency," he attributes this increasingly limited agenda to the problems associated with the end of the welfare state, the thickening of government, the problems of the budget, the "Reagan effect," and the changing nature of party politics. With Light's latest judgments and insights, The President's Agenda remains an invaluable text for courses on the American presidency. "What has changed is the content of the President's agenda. Even under similar political conditions, both Bush and Clinton had fewer proposals than their predecessors, and both tended to favor modifications of the status quo over bold breaks with the past. Although there are important differences between the two Presidents, not the least of which is Bush's high proportion of small-scale, old ideas, the two share a pronounced tendency to look backward for inspiration rather than forward."—from the Preface Praise for previous editions: "Superb . . . An important and well-thought-out analysis of presidential domestic politics, examining many variables in a president's term . . . A vital addition to the libraries of those interested in our most idiosyncratic political institution."—Perspectives on Political Science

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