White House Studies Compendium. Volume 11


Thomas Lansford (Editor)
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

Series: White House Studies
BISAC: POL040010

The American presidency has become one of the most powerful offices in the world with the ascendency of American power in the 20th century. “White House Studies Compendium” brings together piercing analyses of the American presidency and deals with both current issues and historical events. This volume pays special attention to US presidential leadership at the UN from 1945 to present. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Section I – Studies of the American Presidency

The Coming of Presidential Czars and their Accountability to Congress
Harold C. Relyea

Seasonal Clemency Revisited: An Empirical Analysis
P.S. Ruckman, Jr.

It’s Personal: Nixon, Liberia and the Development of U.S. African Policy
Thomas D. Matijasic

Contested Stewardship: Inter-Branch Conflict over Unilateral Presidential Directives for Public Lands
Graham Dodds

Commemorating Freedom’s Flight: The Space Shuttle as Partisan Vehicle in Presidential Eulogies
George F. McHendry, Jr. and Karrin Vasby Anderson

Talking the Nation into War Using Religious Rhetoric: A Study of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and George W. Bush
Barbara Warner, Brinck Kerr, and Andrew Dowdle

Partisanship as a Source of Presidential Rankings
Joseph E. Uscinski and Arthur Simon

The Effects of Partisanship and Ideology on Expert Raters’ Evaluations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton and Bush 43
Tim H. Blessing, Di You, and Anne Skleder


Reflections on the Findings of Uscinski and Simon, and Blessing, Skleder, and You on Rater Bias and Presidential Rankings
Tim H. Blessing


FDR’s Forgotten Man: Metamorphosis to a Volatile Political Future
S. L. Harrison

The Influence of Familial, Childhood, and Peer Networks on Presidential Political Personality: Bill Clinton, Hope, Hot Spring and Racial Attitudes
Karen Sebold and Andrew Dowdle


Review of “Washington: A Life” By Ron Chernow
Michael W. Popejoy

Review of “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” By Candice Millard
Michael W. Popejoy

Section II – US Presidential Leadership at the UN: 1945 to Present

Foreword to Section II
Meena Bose

Introduction to Section II – US Presidential Leadership at the United Nations: Evaluating the Past and Looking Ahead to the 21st Century Governance
Stephen Schlesinger

Classifying the Changing Role of the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Presidential Policy Making
Meena Bose

The Impact of Dues Withholding on the U.S.-U.N. Relationship
Courtney B. Smith

Rhetorical Constructions of Global Community: Presidents and the UN
Andrew D. Barnes and Mary E. Stuckey

The American President and the United Nations Security Council: Why Bigger Might Be Better
Paul Fritz

Presidential Leadership and UN Activities to End Violence against Women
Colleen J. Shogan

Why Did Busy Bypass the UN in 2003? Unilateralism, Multilateralism, and Presidential Leadership
Alexander Thompson

Concluding Observations and Comments
Jay M. Parker


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