THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CABINET IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
The research examined the significance of the presidential cabinet in the federal government of the United States. The purpose of the research was to determine whether the cabinet is an anachronism in the late-twentieth century, or if the institution continues to provide crucial support for a president in the discharge of executive responsibilities. The thesis of this research was that the cabinet does, in the late-twentieth century, continue to provide crucial support for a president in the discharge in executive responsibilities.
The findings of the examination of the significance of the presidential cabinet in the federal government of the United States are presented in three major discussions. The first of the discussions concerns political representation in the cabinet, and is presented in Chapter 1. The second discussion covers the counseling function of the cabinet, and is present in Chapter 2. The third discussion considers the administrative functions of the cabinet, and is presented in Chapter 3.
The examination of the cabinet in the context of political representation considered the theoretical and philosophical bases for such representation in the American political system, as well as selection criteria for cabinet appointment. The purpose of the research performed in relation to the political representational characteristics of the cabinet was to assess to value to a president of a diversity of political representation in the cabinet.
Theoretical and Philosophical Bases for
Political Representation in the American Political System
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