The George W. Bush Presidency: An Early Assessment

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Fred I. Greenstein
JHU Press, 1 дек. 2004 г. - Всего страниц: 336

Between his inauguration and September 11, 2001, George W. Bush's presidency appeared to lack focus. The rhetoric of the campaign trail did not readily translate into concrete policies and a closely divided Congress restrained executive action. The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, however, changed all of that. In their aftermath, Bush emerged as a strong, decisive leader with a deep sense of purpose and certainty that inspired many Americans, even as it alienated much of the rest of the world.

In The George W. Bush Presidency: An Early Assessment, noted presidential scholar Fred I. Greenstein brings together a distinguished group of political scientists to consider the first two-and-a-half years of the George W. Bush presidency, from his leadership style and political ethos to his budgetary and foreign policies to his relationship with Congress, the electorate, and the American public. This balanced and timely volume concludes with an invaluable insider's view of the president and his administration by John J. DiIulio, the first Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Contributors: Richard A. Brody, Ivo Daalder, John J. Dilulio, Jr., John Fortier, Hugh Heclo, Karen M. Hult, Gary Jacobson, Charles O. Jones, James Lindsay, Norman Ornstein, and Allen Schick

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Preface
Chapter 1The Leadership Style of George W Bush
Chapter 2The Political Ethos of George W Bush
Chapter 3The Bush White House in Comparative Perspective
Chapter 4Bushs Budget Problem
Chapter 5Bushs Foreign Policy Revolution
Legislative Strategist
Chapter 7Capitalizing on Position in a Perfect Tie
Chapter 8The Bush Presidency and the American Electorate
Chapter 9President Bush and the Public
Chapter 10A View from Within
Notes
About the Contributors
Index
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Fred I. Greenstein is professor emeritus of political science and director of the Research Program in Leadership Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. His many books include The Reagan Presidency: An Early Assessment and The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader, both published by Johns Hopkins.

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