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Czars in the White House: The Rise of Policy Czars as by Justin S. Vaughn,Jose D. Villalobos

By Justin S. Vaughn,Jose D. Villalobos

Combining public management and political technological know-how methods to the research of the yank presidency and institutional politics, Justin S. Vaughn and José D. Villalobos argue that the production of coverage czars is a technique for scuffling with partisan polarization and navigating the federal government’s complexity. They current a chain of in-depth analyses of the appointment, function, and tool of varied czars: the power czar within the mid-1970s, the drug czar within the overdue Eighties, the AIDS czar within the Nineteen Nineties, George W. Bush’s trio of nationwide defense czars after 11th of September, and Obama’s debatable czars for key family issues.

Laying apart inflammatory political rhetoric, Vaughn and Villalobos supply a sober, empirical research of what accurately constitutes a czar, why Obama and his predecessors used czars, and what position they've got performed within the glossy presidency.

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