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p. 674. Making and remaking a presidencylocked

  • Charles O. Jones


A separated power system will inevitably feature differing tenures and work habits among its institutional components. Even though a change at the top is important, programs and people already in place do most of the work. A huge bureaucracy is needed to administer programs costing billions of dollars. “Making and remaking a presidency” looks at how the presidency manages the day-to-day running of government. A new president will be held accountable for what happens in the labyrinth of federal units, programs, rules, and procedures. The new incoming team has to learn on the job. The presidency is a dynamic institution, one constantly being shaped and reshaped.

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