"Jones's ability to engage the scholarly literature and to integrate recent work on the presidency into the second edition adds to the overall utility of this work...The framework of this book remains a crucial contribution to the study of American government." Jessica M. Steiner, University of Virginia, Journal of Politics
About the Author
Charles O. Jones is a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, the Hawkins Professor of Political Science (emeritus) at the University of Wisconsin, and a former president of the American Political Science Association. His books include Clinton and Congress, 1993-96 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1999) and Passages to the Presidency (Brookings, 1998).