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Genovese, Michael A.

Overview
Works: 63 works in 305 publications in 2 languages and 16,910 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: JK516, 352.230973
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Most widely held works about Michael A Genovese
 
Most widely held works by Michael A Genovese
The paradoxes of the American presidency by Thomas E Cronin( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What exactly do Americans want from their president? A strong, innovative leader or someone who simply follows the will of the people? A president who insists on the ideals of a party or someone who builds bipartisan support? A president who exercises power forcefully or someone who establishes consensus before doing anything? The answer, according to Thomas E. Cronin and Michael A. Genovese in their new book, The Paradoxes of the American Presidency, is that Americans want the president to be a leader and a follower, partisan and bipartisan, innovative and conservative. For example, we expect our presidents to provide visionary leadership, and yet at the same time to be ever-sensitive to public opinion polls. We want a president with the power to solve the nation's problems, yet we are inherently suspicious of centralized leadership and the abuse of power. Such conflicting demands put the president in an often impossible position. Indeed, Cronin and Genovese contend the duties and challenges of the office are so capacious and the public's expectations often so inconsistent that whatever course of action a president takes may result in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of criticism. While there is no easy way out of the constant paradoxical dilemmas presidents face, there are ways to deal with these conflicting and sometimes inflated expectations. Yet even master political statecraft is often inadequate in reconciling the paradoxes of the American presidency
Encyclopedia of the American presidency by Michael A Genovese( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encyclopedia of the American Presidency is the definitive guide to the office of the presidency. Offering a complete account of every president in U.S. history, this fully revised A-to-Z encyclopedia will make a great first stop for students and general readers seeking information on the executive branch of the U.S. government. Its comprehensive scope spans the relationship between the executive and the other branches of government, court cases, elections, political opponents, scandals, and more." "A resource that provides concise information, Encyclopedia of the American Presidency contains approximately 700 entries and many black-and-white photographs, as well as charts, tables, and appendix material that includes a chronology and a guide to the offices of the White House."--Jacket
The power of the American presidency : 1789-2000 by Michael A Genovese( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores the dynamics of power in the American presidency from 1789 to the year 2000
The Watergate crisis by Michael A Genovese( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Watergate crisis marked the beginning of the age of cynicism in America. This account examines what happened in Watergate, who was involved, what it meant then, and what it means now. By analyzing the overall impact of Watergate on events that followed, this work will help students and other interested readers to better understand today's politics. In addition to a narrative overview and a series of topical essays about Watergate, this guide provides a timeline of events, biographical sketches of the key players, the text of important primary documents, a glossary of terms, and an annotated bibliography."--Jacket
The presidency and the law : the Clinton legacy( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential prerogative : imperial power in an age of terrorism by Michael A Genovese( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the evolution of claims of independent executive power by exploring the roots and development of executive prerogative in America. The author traces the concept back to its British use and the theories that animated prerogative in England, as well as whether prerogative was "Americanized" by the founders. He further explores where one might find constitutional or legal support for prerogative, how the concept and practice of prerogative has evolved over time, the extent to which the Bush presidency mirrors or departs from previous examples of presidential prerogative, and finally, whether "necessity" is a legitimate reason to adopt prerogative. Balanced, well-written, and authored by one of the most highly regarded presidency scholars in the United States, this work is the first to deeply explore the roots and evolution of prerogative and its application in the age of terrorism."--Pub. desc
Women as national leaders( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presidential nation : causes, consequences, and cures by Michael A Genovese( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial. Why do we devote monuments to the presidents? Why do we honor them, instead of Congress or the courts? A Presidential Nation examines how the presidency--an office limited by the Constitution and separation of powers--became the centerpiece of American government. Michael A. Genovese argues that in rebelling against the British, the Framers of the Constitution invented a circumscribed presidency to guard against executive tyranny. Yet, over time, presidential power has risen and congressional power declined to a point where the United States has a near imperial presidency. Reexamining the status of presidential power in the post-9/11 world, Dr. Genovese considers the alternatives, if any, to the current model of presidential power. A Presidential Nation is perfect for courses on American presidency and federal governance or for anyone interested in the changing authority of the American political system
The presidency and domestic policy : comparing leadership styles, FDR to Clinton by William W Lammers( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nixon presidency : power and politics in turbulent times by Michael A Genovese( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidency and the challenge of democracy( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of presidential power poses a significant threat to America's democratic values. This book explores the reasons for and implications of the rising power of the presidency. The rise of presidential power poses a significant threat to America s democratic values. It is clear that the tectonic plates of the American political system are gravitating towards a model of presidential government not envisioned and, in fact, precluded by the constitutional design of the framers of the United States Constitution. As the presidency eclipses Congress, the courts in power, and public/media attention, the balance of powers has tilted. In this accessible book, leading scholars explore the reasons for and implications of the rising power of the presidency
Catholics and politics : the dynamic tension between faith and power by Kristin E Heyer( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the ambivalent character of Catholics' mainstream 'arrival' in the US, integrating social scientific, historical and moral accounts of persistent tensions between faith and power. This work describes the implications of Catholic universalism for voting patterns, international policymaking, and partisan alliances
Polls and politics : the dilemmas of democracy by Michael A Genovese( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hard-hitting and engaging examination of polls and American politics asks an essential question: do polls contribute to the vitality of our democracy or are they undermining the health of our political system? leading scholars address several key issues such as how various types of polls affect democracy, the meaning attributed to polling data by citizens and the media, the use of polls by presidents, and ow political elites respond--or do not respond--to public polls. the contributors assert that while polls treat z fine line between informing and manipulating the public, they remain valuable so long as a robust democracy obliges its political leaders to respond to the expressed will of the people
Women as political leaders : studies in gender and governing by Michael A Genovese( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, which is a series of case studies of women who have headed governments across the globe, discusses the conditions and situations under which women rose to power and give a brief biography of each woman . A special chapter on why no U.S. woman has risen to the top, and a review of the political campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Michele Bachmann and others are included. In this new volume the editors and contributors provide a clearer understanding of the impact of gender on political leadership by examining the lives and careers of women who became heads of government. These women are not the universe of women heads of goverment in the past sixty years, but were selected because they illustrate a variety of paths to power, offer examples of both very short and very long tenure in office, are drawn from countries with greatly differing levels of eceonomic and political development, and experienced vary degrees of success in office. Analysis and comparison of their careeers contribute to identifyling the central questions to be addressed as research continues
The presidency and domestic policy : comparing leadership styles, FDR to Obama by Michael A Genovese( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each president brings to the White House a distinct set of personal characteristics and a preferred leadership style, but just how much have individual presidents shaped domestic policy? To understand and assess what factors determine one president's success and another's limited accomplishments, it is important to examine both the individual's leadership roles and the circumstances that shape opportunities for success. This book systematically examines the first terms of every president from FDR to Obama and assesses leadership style, the policy agenda, and the "political opportunity" facing each president. The success of each president in bringing about landmark legislation and other policy change is shown to hinge on the opportunities facing each president, his leadership style, and finally, his skill managing a variety of institutional and public relationships. Not all presidents are created equal, but some can implement strategies to overcome formidable obstacles, rising into the vaunted ranks of the "Great Presidents." The second edition of this timely book adds chapters on George W. Bush and Barack Obama and focuses on the significant domestic policy challenges of their respective times. Tax cuts, education policy, and homeland security are featured for the Bush era, while health care reform, economic policy initiatives, immigration, and gun control are highlights for Obama. Both offer insights into contemporary presidential leadership in a highly partisan age. In addition, the authors have reconfigured the analytical framework of the book to take into account the "dynamic opportunity structure" that emerged during the George W. Bush administration."--Publisher's description
Leadership matters : unleashing the power of paradox by Thomas E Cronin( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Offers a different view of leadership--one that builds community, motivates self as well as others, and one that is creatively adaptive and synthesizing"--Publisher website
Watergate remembered : the legacy for American politics by Michael A Genovese( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Watergate crisis continues to cast a long shadow over American politics. So many of the issues we confront today have their roots in the scandals of the Nixon administration. In this volume, a collection of essays by political scientists and historians from the United States and the United Kingdom, the contributors trace many of today's problems directly back to the Watergate crisis, and examine the legacy of Watergate for American politics today."--Publisher's description
The presidency and the Constitution : cases and controversies by Michael A Genovese( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive book examines the evolution of judicial interpretation of the scope and limitations of presidential power. From interbranch struggles for power, to presidential selection, to campaign financing, to war powers, hardly an issue arises for the modern presidency that does not eventually find itself framed as a legal problem to be addressed by the courts. Each section begins with an introduction providing background and framework for students. Throughout, the analysis is informed by the view that court decisions are framed by legal arguments and constitute legal issuances, and are also framed by politics, and have profound political consequences
Corruption and American politics( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building tomorrow's leaders today : on becoming a polymath leader by Michael A Genovese( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will focus on leadership: what it is, how it works, and how you might take steps towards becoming a polymath leader. Leadership is a complex, paradoxical phenomenon that is nuanced, multi- layerd and mutli- dimensional . Good leadership does not come from a majic pill, but from hard work, discipline and focused practice"
 
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The paradoxes of the American presidency
Alternative Names
Genovese, Michael A.

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Encyclopedia of the American presidencyThe power of the American presidency : 1789-2000The Watergate crisisThe presidency and the law : the Clinton legacyPresidential prerogative : imperial power in an age of terrorismWomen as national leadersThe presidency and domestic policy : comparing leadership styles, FDR to ClintonThe Nixon presidency : power and politics in turbulent times