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The Obama Presidency: Promise and Performance

The Obama Presidency: Promise and Performance

by William Crotty
     
 

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In this illuminating examination of the Obama presidency, the contributors describe the policy directions followed, and the administration’s level of success in achieving its objectives. Throughout the Obama administration, efforts were intended to alleviate the worst of the economic stress facing the nation, move the president closer to the center of the

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In this illuminating examination of the Obama presidency, the contributors describe the policy directions followed, and the administration’s level of success in achieving its objectives. Throughout the Obama administration, efforts were intended to alleviate the worst of the economic stress facing the nation, move the president closer to the center of the American political spectrum, and prepare for the upcoming reelection campaign, to be fought primarily on the same issues as the earlier one. The contributors present an analysis of the motivations and political thinking underlying the administration’s action along with assessments of the policy consequences of the issue agenda favored and the public’s reaction. The Obama Presidency is an in-depth account of one of the most intriguing and important presidencies at a time of economic crisis that goes a long way in explaining the policy decisions made and their political consequences, as well as the choices facing a nation in transition.

Editorial Reviews

John Kenneth White
When William Crotty and his colleagues tackle a topic, we have learned to expect something special. This book is no exception. Crotty and his contributors revisit the tumultuous journey Barack Obama has been on since the heady days of his 2008 triumph. This book tells us not only what happened, but why Obama's presidency has been buffeted by a unified opposition party, economic dislocations at home and abroad, and a world in transition. A must-read.
Thomas Ferguson
This volume throws real and important light on the nature of the Obama presidency; not only social scientists but citizens will find it valuable and instructive.
Peter Ubertaccio
This is a comprehensive assessment of the Obama presidency. Students and scholars will find this collection of essays enormously helpful as we grapple with the policies and politics of this era in American political life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739190692
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/16/2014
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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John Kenneth White
When William Crotty and his colleagues tackle a topic, we have learned to expect something special. This book is no exception. Crotty and his contributors revisit the tumultuous journey Barack Obama has been on since the heady days of his 2008 triumph. This book tells us not only what happened, but why Obama's presidency has been buffeted by a unified opposition party, economic dislocations at home and abroad, and a world in transition. A must-read.
Thomas Ferguson
This volume throws real and important light on the nature of the Obama presidency; not only social scientists but citizens will find it valuable and instructive.
Peter Ubertaccio
This is a comprehensive assessment of the Obama presidency. Students and scholars will find this collection of essays enormously helpful as we grapple with the policies and politics of this era in American political life.

Meet the Author

William Crotty is professor of political science at Northeastern University.

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