The Unbearable Heaviness of Governing: The Obama Administration in Historical Perspective [NOOK Book]

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Taking a critical look at the realities that have shaped the first stage of Barack Obama's presidency, Morton Keller offers a history-focused examination of Obama's developing style of governing, with particular attention to his signature policies of the stimulus, financial, and health care reforms. The author considers this presidency in light of the facts of contemporary political life and the nature of key government institutions, such as Congress and the bureaucracy, and discusses what may lie ahead for the ...
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The Unbearable Heaviness of Governing: The Obama Administration in Historical Perspective

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Overview

Taking a critical look at the realities that have shaped the first stage of Barack Obama's presidency, Morton Keller offers a history-focused examination of Obama's developing style of governing, with particular attention to his signature policies of the stimulus, financial, and health care reforms. The author considers this presidency in light of the facts of contemporary political life and the nature of key government institutions, such as Congress and the bureaucracy, and discusses what may lie ahead for the president's policies and political prospects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817912666
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • File size: 541 KB

Meet the Author

Morton Keller is a professor emeritus in history at Brandeis University and a legal and political historian.
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Table of Contents

Foreword


Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter One: Governing
Chapter Two: Fixing the Economy
Chapter Three: Into the Maze: Health Care
Chapter Four: Contexts: Analogy and Ideology
Chapter Five: Unfinished Business: Policy and Politics
Notes
About the Author
Index

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