Guide To White House Staff, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1452234329
  • ISBN-13: 9781452234328
  • DDC: 352.23
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 415 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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GUIDE TO THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF is an insightful new work examining the evolution and current role of the White House staff. In eight thematically-arranged chapters, it provides a study of executive-legislative relations, organizational behavior, policy making, and White House-cabinet relations. It also makes an important contribution to the study of public administration for researchers seeking to understand the inner workings of the White House. In thematically-arranged chapters, GUIDE TO THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF - Introduces the first members of the White House staff and details the need, statutory authorization, and funding for staff expansion. Addresses the creation of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and a formal White House staff in 1939. Explores the statutes, executive orders, and a succession of reorganization plans that have helped shape and refine the EOP. Traces the evolution of White House staff from FDR to Obama and the specialization of staff across policy and political units. Explores how presidential transitions have operated since Eisenhower created the position of chief of staff. Explains the expansion of the president s in-house policy-making structures, beginning with national security and continuing with economic and domestic policy. Covers the exodus of staff and the roles remaining staff have played during the second terms of presidents. Examines the post-White House career patterns of staff. Guide to the White House Staff also provides biographies of key White House staff that served the presidencies of Richard M. Nixon through George W. Bush. This valuable new reference will find a home in collections supporting research on the American presidency, public policy, and public administration.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
About the Author.
1: Building the Foundations of the White House Staff.
2: Building the President's Staff, 1789–1939.
3: The Executive Office of the President: Formalizing the White House Staff and the Managerial Presidency, 1900–1949.
4: The Executive Office of the President, 1939–2012.
5: The Operations of the Modern White House Staff, 1939–Present.
6: Organizing the White House, 1939–Present.
7: Transition Planning: Staffing the White House.
8: Key Policymaking Units in the White House: Domestic Policy, Economic Policy, and National Security Policy.
9: White House Staff in the Second Term: Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush.
10: Career Paths for White House Staff After Leaving Office.
The White House Staff, 1939–2012.