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Transformed by Crisis: The Presidency of George W. Bush and American Politics

Transformed by Crisis: The Presidency of George W. Bush and American Politics


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The presidency of George W. Bush has been a curious one: born in contention, challenged by the most dramatic foreign directed attack on American soil, and transformed by a combination of crisis and conflict that has generated considerable support domestically. And yet, while much attention has been focused on the Bush administration's extrernal policies, how it has pursued its goals and had its effects on the domestic scene has been as important. Examining the push and pull of the Bush presidency by looking especially at domestic dynamics, the authors look at the tendency towards centralizing power and its implications for American politics. From the midterm elections of 2002, where the Republicans scored historic victories, to relations with the press, and from executive branch relations with Congress to increased federal involvement in education, the authors examine and shed light on crucial issues. This book examines how words and deeds in a time of crisis will define the Bush presidency place in American politics and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403965929
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/17/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Jon Kraus is Professor of Political Science, Kevin J. McMahon is Associate Professor of Political Science, and David M. Rankin is Assistant Professor of Political Science, all at SUNY Fredonia.

Table of Contents

How Crisis Reshaped the George W. Bush Presidency: An Introduction The 2000 Election of George W. Bush: The Difficult Birth of a Presidency; J.Campbell President Bush's Triumph?: The 2002 Congressional Elections; D.Beachler The Press, the Public, and the Two Presidencies of George W. Bush; D.Rankin Did George W. Bring Bipartisanship to Washington?: Presidential-Congressional Relations in the Second Bush Administration; C.Campbell & R.Watson Mastering Presidential Government: Executive Power and the Bush Administration; S.A.Warshaw Crisis and the Pursuit of Conservatism: Liberties, Security, and the Bush Justice Department; K.McMahon Gun Rights for Terrorists?: Gun Control and the Bush Presidency; R.Spitzer No Child Left Behind and Education Policy in the Bush Administration; D.Leal & A.Rudalevige Acting Like a Colossus: Bush's Foreign Policy, Unilateralism, and the Pursuit of Primacy; J.Kraus

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