Second Term of George W. Bush: Prospects and Perils (Evolving American Presidency Series)

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Second term presidencies are distinctive, largely because the president no longer has to run for reelection. Placing the second term of George W. Bush in comparative perspective, this fascinating book explores the political, institutional and policy implications of a second term. Combining topicality with analytical richness, this is an important resource for scholars and students.

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Overview

Second term presidencies are distinctive, largely because the president no longer has to run for reelection. Placing the second term of George W. Bush in comparative perspective, this fascinating book explores the political, institutional and policy implications of a second term. Combining topicality with analytical richness, this is an important resource for scholars and students.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"From White House veteran Bradley Patterson, to well-established political scientists, to young up-and-coming presidency scholars, the editors have put together an insightful set of perspectives on the Bush Presidency. If you want a guide to President Bush's second term, this is it."—James P. Pfiffner, George Mason University and author of The Strategic Presidency, and The Character Factor

"Timely, illuminating, and perceptive essays. Prominent scholars dig deep to explore the likely prospects for Bush in his remaining years in office."—Louis Fisher, author of Presidential War Power

"This is a comprehensive analysis concerning the institutional, leadership and policy objectives of an administration determined to operate both inside and outside a beltway-driven conservative political culture. This lucid account is a 'must read' for scholars, policy makers and students of Bush's legacy as a two-term president of a polarized country, with the additional dimension of confronting the fallout of an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq."—John Davis, Howard University

"This collection of scholarship is timely and much-needed. It is a well-written, well-researched, and worthwhile addition to the scholarly literature on the presidency in general and on George W. Bush in particular. I believe this text is well-suited to advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students."—Denise von Herrmann, University of Southern Mississippi

"This book lays to bare key questions and issues that plague all second term presidents and provides a powerful lens to understand the context, constraints and capacities which presidents must confront. This book will appeal to an advanced undergraduate audience and find a home in political science and history courses on the presidency."—Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, The University of Texas at Arlington

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403975140
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/11/2006
  • Series: Evolving American Presidency Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Maranto is Associate Professor of Political Science at Villanova University. Douglas M. Brattebo is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Tom Lansford is Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Table of Contents

The Setting
• Are Second Terms Second Best? Why George W. Bush Might (or Might Not) Beat the Expectations—Jeremy Johnson, Robert Maranto, Doug Brattebo & Tom Lansford
• Public Opinion, Presidential Campaigns, and Presidential Governance—Roger H. Davidson
The Institutions
• The Bush White House Staff in the Second Term: New Structures? New Faces? New Processes—Bradley Patterson
• Choices for the President: Structuring the Second Term Cabinet of President George W. Bush—Shirley Anne Warshaw
• George W. Bush and Congress in the Second Term: New Problems-Same Results?—Andrew Rudalevige
• Crusade: The Rhetorical Presidency of George Bush—John Robert Greene
Domestic Policy
• Judges, Courts, and Policy in President George W Bush's Second Term—Amy Steigerwalt & Lori Johnson
The Policies
• Domestic Policy in the Second Bush Term: The Un-Hidden Hand of Leadership of a Conviction President—Michael Genovese
• Economic Policy: Responsibility with Limited Authority—Jeff Cohen
Foreign and Security Policy
• Homeland (In?)Security—Anne M. Khademian
• The Best Defense? Iraq and Beyond—Tom Lansford & Jack Covarrubias
• Problematic Policies toward the Middle East Peace—Ann M. Lesch
Presidential Leadership
• George W. Bush: A Transformational Leader at Midterm—Stanley A. Renshon

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