Politics A2 - The Presidency

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Politics A2 - The Presidency - Criteria


- A knowledge of the formal and informal sources of presidential power and of the relationships between the presidency and other institutions

- An awareness of the factors that affect the role of the presidency and an ability to evaluate the capcity to provide leaderhip of the presidency and of recent presidents


- Knowledge of formal and informal powers of the President

- Relationship between different Presidential styles

- Knowledge of the "Dual Presidency" = tension between domestic and foreign responsibilities

- Knowledge of the Imperial/Imperilled debate - how this has developed and changed with time

- Detailed knowledge of Obama and Bush's presidency

- Knowledge of the role and powers of: the Vice President, EXOP, the Cabinet and the Federal Bureaucracy

- Knowledge of the "spoils system"

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