“An excellent introduction for students to the key theories and approaches political scientists use to study the presidency.”
—Bryan McQuide, Grand View University
Written by top-notch presidency scholars and carefully edited into a text-reader format, The Presidency and the Political System, Eleventh Edition showcases a collection of original essays focused on a range of topics, institutions, and issues relevant to understanding the American presidency. Author Michael Nelson rigorously edits each contribution to present students with a set of analytical yet accessible chapters and contextual headnotes introducing each essay. Students will read about different approaches to studying the presidency, the elements of presidential power, presidential selection, presidents and politics, and presidents and government. The highly anticipated Eleventh Edition of this text fully incorporates coverage of Obama's second term and the major shifts represented by the new Trump administration.