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Pfiffner, James P.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 260 publications in 4 languages and 14,662 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: JK518, 353.031
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James P Pfiffner
Organizing the Presidency by Stephen Hess( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2021 in English and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the third edition of Organizing the Presidency, Stephen Hess, with the assistance of James P. Pfiffner, surveys presidential organizations from Roosevelt's to George W. Bush's, examining the changing responsibilities of the executive branch jobs and their relationships with one another, Capitol Hill, and the permanent government. He also describes the kinds of people who have filled these positions and the intentions of the presidents who appointed them."--BOOK JACKET
Power play : the Bush presidency and the Constitution by James P Pfiffner( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzes the Bush presidency's efforts to expand executive power, putting them into constitutional and historical perspective. Explores the evolution of Anglo-American thinking about executive power and individual rights. Documents how the current administration has undermined the separation of powers and shows how these practices have imperiled the rule of law".--Provided by publisher
The character factor : how we judge America's presidents by James P Pfiffner( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this consideration of "the character factor" and the presidency, veteran political analyst James P. Pfiffner leads us through a survey of three aspects of presidential character that have proved problematic for recent chief executives: lies, promise-keeping, and sexual probity. His goal is not to tell us which presidents have been "good" and which "bad." Rather, he helps us think critically and impartially about complex character issues and invites us to reach our own conclusions." "The Character Factor avoids both moral judgments and cynicism. It helps us look at our presidents (and our presidential candidates) without illusions, knowing that flawed men can still be great leaders but that some flaws deserve defeat at the polls - or even the ultimate presidential sanction, impeachment."--Jacket
The managerial presidency by James P Pfiffner( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern presidency by James P Pfiffner( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the way the presidency has evolved, this edition describes the transformation of the executive branch over the last half-century from a small circle of advisers to a large bureaucracy
The strategic presidency : hitting the ground running by James P Pfiffner( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the presidency by James P Pfiffner( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated with new readings on the war in Iraq, the war on terror, the frontloaded nomination process, and President Bush's place in history, the new edition of this popular reader gives students the analytical tools needed to make sense of the modern presidency and its relationship with other key players in our political system. The selections in this reader were chosen with two aims in mind: (1) to provide a historical perspective, so often neglected in similar texts, that explains how the events of the past two centuries led us to where we are today, and (2) to present the most important current issues that are shaping the Bush administration and the presidency more broadly. This collection of readings offers students a combination of "classic" scholarly analyses, the best of current scholarship, and engaging insights into the nature of the contemporary presidency
Torture as public policy : restoring U.S. credibility on the world stage by James P Pfiffner( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the United States' public policies on torture, examining incidents of torture that occurred during George W. Bush's administration and the philosophical and legal basis used for those policies and practices, and describing the policy changes made by the Obama administration to help the United States regain credibility
The President, the budget, and Congress : impoundment and the 1974 Budget act by James P Pfiffner( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq : British and American perspectives( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the unusually extensive official documentation that has emerged through multiple inquiries on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as insider accounts of CIA deliberations, the contributors to this volume offer careful and insightful analyses of the national security decision-making process, the foreign policy roles of the President and Prime Minister, the roles of Congress and Parliament, the management and limits of intelligence, the shaping of public opinion, and the ethics of humanitarian military intervention. The book also discusses the dilemmas faced by Australia, a junior ally in the War on Terror, and their implications for Australian intelligence
The Presidency and the Persian Gulf War( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President & economic policy( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Presidency in transition by James P Pfiffner( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of merit : twenty years after the Civil Service Reform Act( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining torture : empirical studies of state repression( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology provides readers a portal to new and interesting research on one of the most important and disturbing aspects of repression by modern states: the use of torture. The United States' use of torture and harsh interrogation techniques during the "War on Terror" has sparked fervent debate among citizens and scholars surrounding the human rights of war criminals. Does all force qualify as "necessary and appropriate" in this period of political unrest? Examining Torture brings together some of the best recent scholarship on the incidence of torture in a comparative and international context. The contributors to this volume use both quantitative and qualitative studies to examine the causes and consequences of torture policies and the resulting public opinion. Policy makers as well as scholars and those concerned with human rights will find this collection invaluable
Governance and American politics : classic and current perspectives( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential impoundment of funds and congressional control of the budget by James P Pfiffner( )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carter-Reagan transition : hitting the ground running by James P Pfiffner( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the presidency( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selections in this reader were chosen with two aims in mind: to provide a historical perspective, so often neglected in similar texts that explains how the events of the past two centuries led us to where we are today, and to present the most important current issues that are shaping the Bush administration and the presidency. Some articles are a combination of "classic" scholarly analyses, the best of current scholarship, and engaging insights into the nature of the contemporary presidency.-http://www.ablongman.com
Meiguo zong tong shi zen me gong zuo de : jie du Meiguo zong tong zhi (di 7 ban)( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Power play : the Bush presidency and the ConstitutionThe character factor : how we judge America's presidentsThe managerial presidencyThe modern presidencyUnderstanding the presidencyTorture as public policy : restoring U.S. credibility on the world stageIntelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq : British and American perspectivesThe Presidency and the Persian Gulf War
Alternative Names
James P. Pfiffner American political scientist and legal scholar

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