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  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815754019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815754015
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,882,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Innocent Until Nominated' is that relatively rare animal: a coherent, useful, and topical edited volume.... Almost anyone interested in the US government would find something of value here: the essays are unusually well written, clear, and free of jargon." —J. Heyrman, Berea College, Choice, 6/1/2002



"'Innocent Until Nominated' is a close, no-nonsense look at the pit-fall-filled, red-tape crisscrossed and generally insane means by which a president chooses top management positions in the executive branch of government.... A truly fascinating study of a tormented political process by exceptionally knowledgeable contributors, 'Innocent Until Nominated' is strongly recommended reading for students of American political science seeking a better understanding of the political dynamics embedded in the presidential nominations and senatorial confirmation processes." — Wisconsin Bookwatch, 3/1/2002



"The strength of this book lies in its thorough and thoughtful examination of the price that we, the taxpayers, pay for such a messy and complicated process.... This is an engaging, enjoyable, and readable book revealing the hazards of the presidential appointment process." —Anthony J. Nownes, Forum for Applied Research & Public Policy (FFAR), 7/1/2002



"A highly readable and accessible overview. For those looking for new ideas and insights, a number of chapters are quite successful.... exactly what we need to move beyond polemical critiques of the confirmation process and toward a better understanding of what has caused the current state of affairs." —Marissa Martino Golden, Bryn Mawr College, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 9/1/2002

About the Author

G. Calvin Mackenzie is the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government at Colby College and an adviser to the Brookings Presidential Appointee Initiative. He is the editor of Innocent until Nominated: The Breakdown of the Presidential Appointments Process (Brookings, 2001).

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 28, 2002
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Aptly edited by Calvin Mackenzie (Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, Colby College) Innocent Until Nominated: The Breakdown Of The Presidential Appointments Process is a close, no-nonsense look at the pitfall-filled, red-tape crisscrossed and generally insane means by which a president chooses top management positions in the executive branch of government. The deadly crossfire of character assassination, manipulation, horse trading, and much, much more behind the tangled mess of presidential appointments is studied in fine detail, to the seeming conclusion that attempting serve one's country has become a job for saints and madmen in this day and age. A truly fascinating study of a tormented political process by exceptionally knowledgeable contributors, Innocent Until Nominated is strongly recommended reading for students of American political science seeking a better understanding of the political dynamics embedded in the presidential nominations and senatorial confirmation processes.
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By A Customer on December 9, 2003
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I found Calvin Mackenzie's book, Innocent Until Nominated: The Breakdown Of The Presidential Appointments Process, a gripping read. It is a fascinating look at the bumbling bureacracy that surrounds the appointment circus. The book is detailed and painstakingly researched, and Mackenzie uses real-life examples to make his case. A must-read for any American who has ever marvelled at the insane appointment process.
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It wasn't what I was hoping to read as far as content is concerned, but it was interesting nonetheless. I wanted a piece of work describing how a president goes through the selection of a cabinet member, their mindsets and thoughts regarding a nominee when selecting one, and a detailed process of how the nominee goes through the various stages of the entire process. This book is more so describing the standstill of government (particularly between the White House and the Capital), and endlessly states how much paperwork is involved. Not a bad read for someone who wants to learn more about that, but it wasn't what I was interested in.
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