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The Obama presidency [electronic resource] : appraisals and prospects /
editors, Bert A. Rockman, Andrew Rudalevige, Colin Campbell.
imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE/CQ Press, c2012.
description
xi, 356 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781608716852 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Subjects
personal subject
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imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE/CQ Press, c2012.
isbn
9781608716852 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction : a counterfactual presidency / Bert A. Rockman, Andrew Rudalevige -- "Change we can believe in" meets reality / Joel D. Aberbach -- Strategic assessments : evaluating opportunities and strategies in the Obama presidency / George C. Edwards III -- Political forces on the Obama presidency : from election '08 to governing / James E. Campbell -- Public opinion and the presidency : the Obama and anti-Obama coalitions / Gary C. Jacobson -- Obama and the public presidency : what got you here won't get you there / Diane J. Heith -- The privileges of access : interest groups and the White House / Lawrence R. Jacobs -- Rivals, or a team? : staff and issue management in the Obama administration / Andrew Rudalevige -- Obama and the 111th Congress : doing big things / Barbara Sinclair -- Obama and the law : judicial restraint at the crossroads / David A. Yalof -- Ambition, necessity, and polarization in the Obama domestic agenda / Christopher H. Foreman, Jr -- Continuity and change in Obama's foreign policy / Robert Singh -- Economic crisis and political change : a new new deal? / M. Stephen Weatherford -- Concluding thoughts : president, person, and system / Bert A. Rockman, Eric N. Waltenburg, Colin Campbell.
catalogue key
12420238
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Bert A. Rockman is currently a professor of political science and the department head at Purdue University. His books include The Leadership Question, which was awarded the Richard E. Neustadt Prize. He also has been a recipient of the Herbert A. Simon Award. Andrew Rudalevige is the Walter E. Beach '56 Chair of Political Science at Dickinson College, and has held visiting posts at Princeton University and the University of East Anglia, England. His books include The New Imperial Presidency and Managing the President's Program, which was awarded the Richard E. Neustadt Prize. Colin Campbell is the retired Canada Research Chair in U.S. Government and Politics and emeritus professor in political science at the University of British Columbia, and visiting professor at the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. From 1983 to 2002, he was a professor at Georgetown University. He has published nine books, four of which have won awards.
Reviews
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I consider this an indispensable text for my course on the American Presidency. The contributing scholars are experts in their field and their contributions are accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students. Best of all, the text provides a timely scholarly analysis of the current President and places his performance in a context that allows for analysis and comparison with previous Presidents.
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Summaries
Main Description
In the latest volume in this classic series, Rockman, Rudalevige, and Campbell once again bring together top-notch scholars, this time to take a comprehensive look at the first two years of Barack Obama "s presidency. Assessing Obama "s political strategy, as well as his administration "s successes and setbacks, chapter authors critically examine a presidency marked by continued partisanship, major policy battles, and continued global turmoil.
Main Description
In the latest volume in this classic series, Rockman, Rudalevige, and Campbell once again bring together top-notch scholars, this time to take a comprehensive look at the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency. Assessing Obama's political strategy, as well as his administration's successes and setbacks, chapter authors critically examine a presidency marked by continued partisanship, major policy battles, and continued global turmoil.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: A Counterfactual Presidencyp. 1
"Change We Can Believe In" Meets Realityp. 11
Strategic Assessments: Evaluating Opportunities and Strategies in the Obama Presidencyp. 37
Political Forces on the Obama Presidency: From Elections to Governingp. 67
Polarization, Public Opinion, and the Presidency: The Obama and Anti-Obama Coalitionsp. 94
Obama and the Public Presidency: What Got You Here Won't Get You Therep. 123
The Privileges of Access: Interest Groups and the White Housep. 149
Rivals, or a Team? Staffing and Issue Management in the Obama Administrationp. 171
Doing Big Things: Obama and the 111th Congressp. 198
Obama and the Law: Judicial Restraint at the Crossroadsp. 223
Ambition, Necessity, and Polarization in the Obama Domestic Agendap. 244
Continuity and Change in Obama's Foreign Policyp. 268
Economic Crisis and Political Change: A New New Deal?p. 295
Presidential Style and the Obama Presidencyp. 331
About the Contributorsp. 353
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