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The Evolving National Security Role of the Vice President

dc.contributor.advisorDestler, I. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMannes, Aaronen_US
dc.description.abstractFor most of U.S. history the vice president played little role in White House decision-making. In the 1970s this began to change. This dissertation uses a series of case studies of instances of vice presidential influence (with a focus on national security issues) to identify how and why the vice presidency has became an important presidential advisor. Gathering information through interviews and existing literature, this dissertation examines several factors that have facilitated the rise of the vice presidency including: the expansion of presidential power and responsibility, the institutional growth of the vice presidency in terms of staff and access, and the modern trend of "outsider" presidents who take office with little experience in Washington DC or national security affairs. The dissertation concludes by examining the factors that allow vice presidents to potentially exercise influence and the presidential needs that make vice presidential influence more or less likely.en_US
dc.titleThe Evolving National Security Role of the Vice Presidenten_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPublic Policyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic policyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledInternational relationsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAmerican historyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbureaucratic politicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledU.S. national security processen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledU.S. politicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledU.S. Presidentsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledU.S. Vice Presidentsen_US

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