The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush
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Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush by George C. Edwards
Book DescriptionThis collection examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized - in terms of public opinion and electoral patterns - this presidency has proved to be (in a chapter by the editors). This is followed by chapters on the use of unilateral executive powers (by Louis Fisher and William Howell) and pre-rogative powers (by Richard Pious). Because the policy choices of the Bush presidency have had such fundamental effects both in domestic policy and in US foreign policy, three contributors (Thomas Langston, John Burke, James Pfiffner) then address the processes of decision making especially in respect to the war against Iraq. How the administration governs by a recurring process of campaigning is examined in chapters on public opinion and war (by Gary Jacobson), the promotional presidency (by Larry Jacobs), mobilizing congressional support for war (by Scott Blinder) and the White House communications system (by Martha Kumar). Finally the way in which the Bush White House relates to congress and the process of building congressional coalitions to enact laws is the subject of chapters on 'executive style' of this administration (by Charles O Jones) and the failure to reform social security (by Fiona Ross). It will be essential reading for anyone wishing to understand one of the most controversial administrations in recent years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199217977
(241mm x 163mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George C. Edwards
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How do presidents lead? If presidential power is the power to persuade, why is there a lack of evidence of presidential persuasion? This title examines and challenges the dominant paradigm of presidential leadership. It contends that presidents cannot create opportunities for change by persuading others to support their policies.
Why the Electoral College is Bad for America, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by George C. Edwards
With an extensive analysis of the 2008 election, this book offers an analysis of the Electoral College for both students and general readers.
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Author Biography - George C. Edwards
Desmond King is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government and Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford and a specialist in American political development and comparative welfare policy. He is Fellow of the British Academy. His numerous books include In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain (Oxford UP 1999), Making Americans: Immigration, Race and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy (Harvard UP 2000), and The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation (Oxford University Press 2005).
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