Wreath Layer or Policy Player

Wreath Layer or Policy Player

by Paul Kengor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739101749

ISBN-13: 9780739101742

Pub. Date: 01/30/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Since World War II, American vice presidents have played an ever-increasing role in the nation's foreign policy. This study of the foreign-policy activities of five key vice presidents—Richard Nixon, Walter Mondale, George Bush, Dan Quayle, and Al Gore—provides the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the vice president in foreign-policy affairs.

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Since World War II, American vice presidents have played an ever-increasing role in the nation's foreign policy. This study of the foreign-policy activities of five key vice presidents—Richard Nixon, Walter Mondale, George Bush, Dan Quayle, and Al Gore—provides the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the vice president in foreign-policy affairs. In order to bring readers to a better understanding of this role, Paul Kengor asks incisive questions: Did the vice presidents' involvement in foreign policy actually benefit the administration? If so, what useful lessons can be drawn from their experiences? Is there good reason to approve or reject an enhanced role in foreign policy for future vice presidents? How, specifically, might the vice president be used in conducting the nation's international affairs? The answers to these questions are crucial reading for scholars of the presidency and foreign policy, for policy makers, and for all of us assessing vice presidents past and future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739101742
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/30/2002
Series:
Presidency and Public Policy Series
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Methodology Chapter 2 The Evolution of a Reform: The Vice President in Foreign Policy Chapter 3 A Path-Breaking Vice President: Richard M. Nixon (1953-61) Chapter 4 A Political Vice President: Walter Mondale (1977-81) Chapter 5 A Crisis-Managing Vice President: George H. W. Bush Chapter 6 A "War-Time" Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle (1989-93) Chapter 7 A "Presidential" Vice President?: Al Gore (1993- ) Chapter 8 Conclusions: Lessons Learned and Policy Recommendations

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