The Obama Presidency: Appraisals and Prospects

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  • ISBN-13: 9781608716852
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Introduction: A Counterfactual Presidency Bert A. Rockman Andrew Rudalevige 1

2 "Change We Can Believe In" Meets Reality Joel D. Abeerbach 11

3 Strategic Assessments: Evaluating Opportunities and Strategies in the Obama Presidency George C. Edwards III 37

4 Political Forces on the Obama Presidency: From Elections to Governing James E. Campbell 67

5 Polarization, Public Opinion, and the Presidency: The Obama and Anti-Obama Coalitions Gary C. Jacobson 94

6 Obama and the Public Presidency: What Got You Here Won't Get You There Diane J. Heith 123

7 The Privileges of Access: Interest Groups and the White House Lawrence R. Jacobs 149

8 Rivals, or a Team? Staffing and Issue Management in the Obama Administration Andrew Rudalevige 171

9 Doing Big Things: Obama and the 111th Congress Barbara Sinclair 198

10 Obama and the Law: Judicial Restraint at the Crossroads David A. Yalof 223

11 Ambition, Necessity, and Polarization in the Obama Domestic Agenda Christopher H. Foreman 244

12 Continuity and Change in Obama's Foreign Policy Robert S. Singh 268

13 Economic Crisis and Political Change: A New New Deal? M. Stephen Weatherford 295

14 Presidential Style and the Obama Presidency Bert A. Rockman Eric N. Waltenburg Colin Campbell 331

About the Contributors 353

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