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

Transformed by Crisis

The Presidency of George W. Bush and American Politics

By: J. Kraus (Editor), K. McMahon (Editor), D. Rankin (Editor)

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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 external 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's place in American politics and history.
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 external 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's place in American politics and history.

"The scholarship is first-rate, the writing clear and lively, the analysis deep and penetrating, the topic of vital importance to our understanding of one of the most important, if problematic presidencies of the past quarter-century." - Michael A. Genovese, author of The Power of the American Presidency



"The editors have assembled a first-rate team of contributors who have given us the most compelling insights into the George W. Bush presidency to date. A must-read!" - John Kenneth White, Catholic University of America

Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. ix
September 11th and Bush's Presidencyp. 1
The 2000 Presidential Election of George W. Bush: The Difficult Birth of a Presidencyp. 9
Ordinary Events and Extraordinary Times: The 2002 Congressional Electionsp. 29
The Press, the Public, and the Two Presidencies of George W. Bushp. 51
Changing the Tone? Congressional-Presidential Relations in the Second Bush Administrationp. 73
Mastering Presidential Government: Executive Power and the Bush Administrationp. 101
Crisis and the Pursuit of Conservatism: Liberty, Security, and the Bush Justice Departmentp. 119
Gun Rights for Terrorists? Gun Control and the Bush Presidencyp. 141
Acting Like a Colossus: Bush's Foreign Policy, Unilateralism, and the Pursuit of Primacyp. 167
The Challenges Ahead: George W. Bush and the 2004 Electionp. 199
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9781403965929
ISBN-10: 1403965927
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1