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790:306:01

Title: The American Presidency (790:306:01)
Instructor:  Irwin Gertzog
Instructor's Email:  gertzog@rci.rutgers.edu     
Days, times, location: MW 1:10-2:30, 211 Van Dyke
Office Hours:  Milledoler Hall, Wednesday 11:00 – 12:30, and by arrangement

Synopsis: The course begins with a discussion of the origin of the Presidency and the development of presidential power over time.  The limits of that power and the importance of presidential personality are also explored; followed by Presidential decision-making, the manner in which presidents are selected, and the relationship Presidents establish with their official families and their multiple constituencies.  Concluding classes are devoted to presidential accountability, tenure and removal.


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