The Clinton Presidency: First Appraisals

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Colin Campbell and Bert A. Rockman lead a distinguished panel of political observers in analyzing the significant events of the Clinton administration's first two years and defining its catalog of successes and failures. The Clinton Presidency brings together trenchant commentary by these experts in areas including governing, management, and leadership styles; dealing with Congress, the legal system, and the federal executive; the influence of parties, interest groups, and polls; developments in domestic and ...
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Overview

Colin Campbell and Bert A. Rockman lead a distinguished panel of political observers in analyzing the significant events of the Clinton administration's first two years and defining its catalog of successes and failures. The Clinton Presidency brings together trenchant commentary by these experts in areas including governing, management, and leadership styles; dealing with Congress, the legal system, and the federal executive; the influence of parties, interest groups, and polls; developments in domestic and foreign policy; and the outlook for the future. Recognizing the discrepancy between Clinton's policy ambitions and the constraints of his political environment, the Campbell and Rockman team generally agree that the Clinton White House has failed to meet the high expectations that many people shared upon its inauguration. As the experts provide a complex portrait of the considerable assets and equally weighty liabilities this unique politician has displayed in the early years of his presidency, their separate and occasionally contradictory appraisals do cohere to offer some more significant consensual judgments: the Clinton presidency has suffered most from lack of definition, inconsistency in decision-making processes, and wavering fidelity to the New Democrat identity established in the 1992 campaign; the lack of a strong electoral mandate, resistance by a frequently adversarial Congress, and persistent reminders of Clinton's personal character flaws have thus far thwarted his bright political potential; and the problems Clinton has incurred in managing his political resources may carry deeper implications for the American political system itself, perhaps even suggesting that frustration and divisiveness have become the norm in a climate of domestic policy polarization and global uncertainty.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Four years ago, the editors offered a midterm evaluation of the Bush presidency. Now, in this anthology, a dozen political scientists assess the successes and failures of the Clinton presidency and the structural obstacles Clinton faced upon entering office. The contributors look critically at Clinton's reliance on public opinion polls, his management of the White House, his inclination to try to please too many conflicting interest groups and his foreign policy, but they are more forgiving of his inability to loosen Congressional gridlock and even praise his handling of the economy. The essays are somewhat repetitive, as several contributors rehearse the same events of Clinton's first two years in office to illustrate their points about his governing style. This brand of political science is only two steps removed from journalism. Unfortunately, those steps appear to be accessibility and lively writing, while the play-by-play approach of some of the contributors sometimes obscures the big picture. Still, the anthology's exhaustiveness makes it useful for anyone trying to make sense of Clinton's struggles in office. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566430142
  • Publisher: Seven Bridges Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: American Politics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Campaigning to Govern: The Clinton Style 15
2 Management in a Sandbox: Why the Clinton White House Failed to Cope with Gridlock 51
3 Trying to Govern Positively in a Negative Era: Clinton and the 103rd Congress 88
4 Clinton's Legal Policy and the Courts: Rising from Disarray or Turning Around and Around? 126
5 The Federal Executive under Clinton 163
6 The Parties, the President, and the 1994 Midterm Elections 188
7 The Clinton Administration and Interest Groups 212
8 Frustration and Folly: Bill Clinton and the Public Presidency 234
9 Domestic Policy: The Trials of a Centrist Democrat 262
10 Clinton's Foreign Policy at Midterm 290
11 Leadership Style and the Clinton Presidency 325
12 Realignment Lives: The 1994 Earthquake and Its Implications 363
Index 397
About the Contributors 407
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