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William Resh

Rethinking the Administrative Presidency

Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration

Johns Hopkins University Press 2016

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William Resh is the author of Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration (Johns Hopkins...

William Resh is the author of Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations in the George W. Bush Administration (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). Resh is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. With a presidential transition looming, attention will soon be drawn to the enormous task of appointing officials to hundreds of federal positions. How those newcomers will interact with long-standing careerists in government is the subject of Resh’s book. Using innovative data collection, he answers a variety of questions that public administration scholars have long pondered. Does trust matter in government? How do appointees and careerists interact? Does this matter for agency performance? Resh offers empirical answers to these seminal questions in the field.