Mike Nelson - The Presidency and the Political System
In a 2007 survey of college courses on the presidency by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, The Presidency and the Political System was found to be used in more courses than any other book in existence.
The Tenth Edition features current scholarship through revised, yet time-tested, essays that continue to explore the themes of presidential power and effectiveness, most notably in a new chapter from Stephen Skrownek. Contributions by new authors Lara M. Brown, Elvin T. Lim, and Roger B. Porter complete this up-to-date edition to reflect Barack Obama’s first term, the 2012 election, and an early assessment of Obama’s second term agenda.
Michael Nelson, editor and coauthor of the book,
is Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College
and a senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.