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The Resource Bitter harvest : FDR, presidential power, and the growth of the presidential branch, Matthew J. Dickinson

Bitter harvest : FDR, presidential power, and the growth of the presidential branch, Matthew J. Dickinson

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Bitter harvest : FDR, presidential power, and the growth of the presidential branch
Title
Bitter harvest
Title remainder
FDR, presidential power, and the growth of the presidential branch
Statement of responsibility
Matthew J. Dickinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bitter Harvest identifies the principles governing Franklin Roosevelt's development and use of a presidential staff system and offers a theory explaining why those principles proved so effective. Matthew Dickinson argues that presidents institutionalize staff to acquire the information and expertise necessary to better predict the likely impact their specific bargaining choices will have on the end results they desire. Once institutionalized, however, presidential staff must be managed. Roosevelt's use of competitive administrative techniques was particularly useful in minimizing his staff management costs, while his institutionalization of nonpartisan staff agencies provided him with the necessary bargaining resources. Matthew Dickinson's research suggests that FDR's principles could be used today to correct the most glaring deficiencies of the White House staff-dominated institutional presidency upon which most of his presidential successors have relied
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Dickinson, Matthew J
Illustrations
illustrations
LC call number
JK518
LC item number
.D54 1997
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
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Bitter harvest : FDR, presidential power, and the growth of the presidential branch, Matthew J. Dickinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliogrpahical references (p. 236-250) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the fruits of his labor? FDR and the growth of the presidential branch -- Bitter harvest: the presidential branch and the Iran-contra affair -- Creating the resource gap: bargaining costs and the first New Deal, 1933-5 -- The president needs help: the Brownlow Committee frames the Roosevelt response -- Economic mobilization and World War II -- Managing war production -- FDR and the national security bureaucracy -- The commander in chief -- "Competitive adhocracy": the principles and implications of FDR's use of staff -- Epilogue: Roosevelt's redux? -- A research agenda
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 267 p
Isbn
9780521653954
Lccn
95048903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Bitter harvest : FDR, presidential power, and the growth of the presidential branch, Matthew J. Dickinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliogrpahical references (p. 236-250) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the fruits of his labor? FDR and the growth of the presidential branch -- Bitter harvest: the presidential branch and the Iran-contra affair -- Creating the resource gap: bargaining costs and the first New Deal, 1933-5 -- The president needs help: the Brownlow Committee frames the Roosevelt response -- Economic mobilization and World War II -- Managing war production -- FDR and the national security bureaucracy -- The commander in chief -- "Competitive adhocracy": the principles and implications of FDR's use of staff -- Epilogue: Roosevelt's redux? -- A research agenda
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 267 p
Isbn
9780521653954
Lccn
95048903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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