With the 2004 Presidential Election just around the corner and a host of critically important challenges facing the presidency today, the top names in presidential studies have come together—for the first time ever in a single book—to examine those challenges and explore what they might mean for the American people.
Edited by George Edwards and Philip John Davies, this collection of original essays concentrates on the current Bush presidency and uniquely tackles the particular issues the presidency faces today. Examining the various roles the president must play, it offers compelling pieces by the top presidency scholars: Richard Neustadt, Marc Landy, Martha Joynt Kumar, Barbara Sinclair, Stephen Wayne, John Owens, Robert McKeever, James Pfiffner, John Hart, G. Calvin Mackenzie, Richard Pious, John Dumbrell. Fascinating, thought-provoking, and groundbreaking, New Challenges for the American Presidency is destined to become a classic.
Introduction: Philip John Davies
George C. Edwards IIIis Distinguished Professor of political science at Texas A and M University. Former director of the Bush Presidential Library, Dr. Edwards has written or edited over 17 books, is editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly, has served as president of the Presidency Research Section of the American Political Science Association, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs. As a presidency expert, Dr. Edwards is interviewed and quoted frequently in newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV programs across the country.