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Assessing George W. Bush's Legacy : The Right Man? - Iwan W. Morgan

Assessing George W. Bush's Legacy

The Right Man?

By: Iwan W. Morgan (Editor), Philip John Davies (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th November 2010
ISBN: 9780230108585
Number Of Pages: 229

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This book examines George W. Bush's legacy in terms of his presidential leadership and politics and explains why he was the most controversial president of recent times. It focuses on Bush's expansion of presidential power in pursuit of the "war on terror," the ideological and pragmatic foundations of his presidential politics, and the complexity of his legacy in both foreign and domestic policy. In addition to an introductory overview, it contains ten original essays that assess the problems of rating the Bush presidency, the nature of Bush's presidential government, ideology and ideas in the Bush presidency, the administration's economic and foreign policies, and the electoral context of the times.

"Assessing George W. Bush's Legacy presents a sound set of analyses of the Bush presidency that adds up to an excellent edited book. Anyone interested in American politics or the Bush administration will benefit greatly from the analyses and insights of these British political scientists." - James P. Pfiffner, University Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University

"Iwan Morgan and Philip Davies have assembled many of Britain's best scholars of American politics in this collection. Students of the presidency and contemporary American history will benefit from reading the thoughtful and often provocative essays on the complex and consequential presidency of George W. Bush." - George C. Edwards III, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University, and editor, Presidential Studies Quarterly

"George W. Bush wanted to be a consequential president. And he was. But what were the consequences of his administration for the presidency, the Republican Party, the U.S. economy at home, and the conduct of U.S. foreign policy overseas? Iwan Morgan, Philip Davies, and their colleagues provide some initial (and discouraging) answers in their important new book Assessing George W. Bush's Legacy: The Right Man? A must-read for all of us who will live with the consequences of the Bush presidency for years to come." - John Kenneth White, Catholic University of America and author of Barack Obama's America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era

List of Figure and Tablesp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Assessing George W. Bush's Legacy: The Right Man?p. 1
Rating Bushp. 11
Bush's Style of Presidential Leadershipp. 31
Bush's Congressional Legacy and Congress's Bush Legacyp. 51
Bush, the Judiciary, and the Conservative Constitutional Counterrevolution: Close but No Cigarp. 79
The Ethical Record of the Bush Presidencyp. 99
Did Bush Pursue a Neoconservative Foreign Policy?p. 121
Bush's Foreign Policy Legacy: Counting the Costp. 145
Bush and Big Government Conservatismp. 165
Bush's Political Economy: Deficits, Debt, and Depressionp. 185
Bush's Partisan Legacy and the 2008 Electionsp. 207
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780230108585
ISBN-10: 023010858X
Series: The Evolving American Presidency
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 229
Published: 26th November 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1