The White House world : transitions, organization, and office operations / edited by Martha Joynt Kumar and Terry Sullivan.
Contributor(s): Kumar, Martha Joynt | Sullivan, Terry (Terry O.)Material type: TextSeries: Presidency and leadership: no. 13.Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2003Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (xxvii, 405 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1585448656; 9781585448654; 1585442232; 9781585442232; 1585442275; 9781585442270; 9781603446860; 1603446869; 1299054137; 9781299054134Subject(s): Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- | Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- | Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- | USA President | Bush, George Walker, (1946- ...) | Bush, George W | Presidents -- United States | Presidents -- United States -- Transition periods | Presidents -- United States -- Staff | Présidents -- États-Unis | Présidents -- États-Unis -- Intérims | Présidents -- États-Unis -- Personnel | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Leadership | Presidents | Presidents -- Staff | Presidents -- Transition periods | United States | Mitarbeiter | Présidents -- Succession -- États-Unis | Présidents -- États-Unis -- Personnel -- 1970-2000 | Samfundsvidenskab PolitologiGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: White House world.DDC classification: 352.23/7/0973 LOC classification: JK516 | .W484 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Martha Joynt Kumar, Terry Sullivan -- The Presidential Transition -- Meeting the Freight Train Head On: Planning for the Transition to Power / Martha Joynt Kumar, George C. Edwards III, James P. Pfiffner, Terry Sullivan -- Lessons from Past Presidential Transitions: Organization, Management, and Decision Making / John P. Burke -- A Tale of Two Presidential Transitions, 1980 and 1988 / John P. Burke -- The White House Environment: Politics, Organization, and Work Life -- The Political Environment of the White House / John H. Kessel -- The White House Is Like City Hall / Martha Joynt Kumar -- The Pressures of White House Work Life: "Naked in a Glass House" / Martha Joynt Kumar -- White House Offices: Seven Keys to a Successful Start -- The Office of Chief of Staff / Charles E. Walcott, Shirley Anne Warshaw, Stephen Wayne -- The Office of Staff Secretary / Karen Hult, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas -- The Office of Presidential Personnel / Bradley H. Patterson, Jr., James P. Pfiffner -- The White House Counsel's Office / Maryanne Borrelli, Karen Hult, Nancy Kassop -- The Office of the Press Secretary / Martha Joynt Kumar -- The Office of Communications / Martha Joynt Kumar -- The Office of Management and Administration / Peri E. Arnold, Bradley H. Patterson, Jr., Charles E. Walcott -- George W. Bush Makes His Transition into Office and into the White House -- The 2000-2001 Presidential Transition: Planning, Goals, and Reality / Clay Johnson III -- The Bush 2000 Transition: The Historical Context / John P. Burke.
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When George W. Bush and his staff finally got word he had officially won the 2000 presidential election, they had only thirty-seven days left to shift from campaign mode to governing. Fortunately for the Bush team, a group of presidency scholars had gathered and provided them with a wealth of substantive analysis about presidential transitions and White House operations. With information covering six administrations and interviews with seventy-five former senior White House officials as well as with President Gerald Ford, the White House Interview Program proved an important resource for the new occupants of the West Wing. The White House World gathers and digests the same material that was provided to the incoming White House staff. Its individual chapters contain a veritable "how to" manual: information on the dynamics of White House operations; the functions of seven critical White House offices; and the actual transition of President Bush. In a final section, scholars and Bush administration insiders offer brief views of George W. Bush's unique transition into office. In addition to Kumar and Sullivan, scholars contributing to the volume include: Peri E. Arnold, MaryAnne Borrelli, John P. Burke, George C. Edwards III, John Fortier, Karen Hult, Nancy Kassop, John H. Kessel, G. Calvin Mackenzie, Norman Ornstein, Bradley H. Patterson, Jr., James P. Pfiffner, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, Charles Walcott, Shirley Anne Warshaw, and Stephen J. Wayne. The section on the Bush transition also contains an essay by Clay Johnson, executive director of the Bush-Cheney Transition and now director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. The project was sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trustsand carried out by members of the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association. This is a must-have book for all current and aspiring participants and all serious observers of the American presidency.