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Nelson, Michael 1949-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 413 publications in 1 language and 29,262 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Reference works  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: JK516, 353.0313
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Nelson
The Presidency and the political system by Michael C Nelson( Book )

59 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 3,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nineteen essays about the presidency and the political system, discussing the presidency in comparative perspective, the elements of presidential power, presidential selection, presidents and politics, and presidents and government
The American presidency : origins and development, 1776-1990 by Sidney M Milkis( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive one-volume history of the presidency
The Presidency A to Z : a ready reference encyclopedia( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes a series of essays on constitutional powers, bureaucracy, and elections; brief biographies of all presidents and vice-presidents; profiles of several first ladies; and more
Guide to the presidency by Michael Nelson( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume work traces the history and development of the American presidency from George Washington to Bill Clinton. It features examinations of presidential selection and removal; presidential powers; the president and the public; the White House and executive branch; and more
The presidency A to Z by Gerhard Peters( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over 300 entries related to the United States presidency, including biographies of every president, election coverage and analysis, presidential policies and platforms, and presidential relations
Congressional Quarterly's guide to the presidency( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive reference on the origins, evolution and work of the presidency
Presidents, politics, and policy by Erwin C Hargrove( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that presidential power is a mixture of constitutional, cultural and political, and individual elements that manifest themselves in recurring historical cycles of politics and policy
The Elections of 1984( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elections of 1992( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential selection by Alexander Heard( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elections of 1996 by Michael Nelson( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic documents on the presidency : 1776-1989( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debating the presidency : conflicting perspectives on the American executive by Richard Ellis( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential performance, the Electoral College, and the balance of power between Congress and the president are discussed in every presidency text. But now you can expose your students to alternate points of view on these critical topics, incisively argued by todays leading presidential scholars. Moving far beyond a broad synthesis of the literature, this provocative reader will actively engage your students with conflicting perspectives, inspiring spirited debate beyond the pages of the book. Each pro and con essay--written in the form of a debate resolution--offers a compelling yet concise view on the most pivotal issues facing the modern presidency: whether the framers of the Constitution would approve of the modern presidency, the media scrutinize the president too much, or the president is a better representative of the people than Congress. Ellis and Nelson introduce each pair of pro/con essays, giving students context and preparing them to read each argument critically, so they can decide for themselves which side of the debate they find most persuasive
The Elections of 1988( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With reverence and contempt : how Americans think about their president by Thomas S Langston( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's wrong with the American presidency? Why is the world's oldest surviving democracy headed by a leader who lives and acts like a king? And why is that same leader so often held in low esteem by those who elected him? In this spirited survey of presidential history, Thomas Langston examines two centuries of unrealistic expectations, false hopes, and willful misunderstandings that lie at the heart of America's "dysfunctional relationship" with its president. Langston argues that each president becomes an icon, a stylized image of Americans' faith in themselves and in their country. Taking us on an investigation of how the game of presidential symbol-making is played, Langston reveals how Americans' wishful thinking is encouraged and how even the best presidents are invited to deceive the public.With Reverence and Contempt concludes with a series of recommendations, including legislative changes aimed at improving the relationship between the president and the public by cutting the president's symbolic value down to size
Guide to the presidency( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the Presidency is the leading reference source on the persons who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the presidency itself. Readers turn to this guide for its extensive, in-depth coverage of the institution and U.S. presidents as well as its analytical chapters that explain the structure and operations of the office and the executive's relationship to the other, co-equal judicial and legislative branches of government. The new edition is updated to include: A new chapter on presidential power and coverage of the expansion of presidential power under President George W. Bush
How the South joined the gambling nation : the politics of state policy innovation by Michael Nelson( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: the South joins the gambling nation -- Mississippi: casinos come south -- Georgia: politics and hope -- South Carolina: "we just luuuvv South Carolinians playing our lottery"--Alabama: the governor, the churches, and the "sin legislator" -- Tennessee: "let the people decide" -- Arkansas: politics gets wacky -- Louisiana: the place where "gaming" isn't "gambling" -- Conclusion: why the South joined the gambling nation
Guide to the presidency and the executive branch( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive two-volume guide is the definitive source for researchers seeking an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency. Readers turn Guide to the Presidency and the Executive Branch for its wealth of facts and analytical chapters that explain the structure, powers, and operations of the office and the presidents relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court
41 : inside the presidency of George H.W. Bush by Michael Nelson( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidency of George H.W. Bush was an unusually eventful one, encompassing the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the invasion of Panama, the Persian Gulf War, and contentious confirmation hearings over Clarence Thomas and John Tower. This book draws on interviews with senior White House and Cabinet officials conducted under the auspices of the Bush Oral History Project (a cooperative effort of the Universtiy of Virginia's Miller Center and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation) to provide a multidimensional portrait of the first President Bush and his administration
The election of 2012( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together top-flight scholars to reflect on and analyze all aspects of the 2012 elections, editor Michael Nelson's The Elections of 2012 can be counted on to deliver a nuanced breakdown of the outcomes, implications, and consequences of yet another momentous political contest. Whether discussing particular races or taking a broader look at national trends, contributors captivate students with stories and political drama, yet weave in important scholarship and expert analysis. Each selection, written specifically for this volume, offers readers historical perspective, as well as a forwa
 
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The presidency A to Z
Alternative Names
Michael Nelson political scientist

Майкл Нельсон

Languages
English (249)

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The American presidency : origins and development, 1776-1990The Presidency A to Z : a ready reference encyclopediaGuide to the presidencyThe presidency A to ZThe elections of 1996Debating the presidency : conflicting perspectives on the American executiveWith reverence and contempt : how Americans think about their presidentGuide to the presidencyHow the South joined the gambling nation : the politics of state policy innovation