White House Studies Compendium. Volume 12

Thomas Lansford (Editor)
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

Series: White House Studies
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The American presidency has become one of the most powerful offices in the world with the ascendency of American power in the 20th century. “White House Studies Compendium“ brings together piercing analyses of the American presidency and deals with both current issues and historical events. This volume pays special attention to comparisons of the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

SECTION I – STUDIES OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

President Jimmy Carter as a Reluctant Decision–Maker
Matthew H. Wahlert

“Soft Power:” A New (?) Realism in the Age of Obama
Anthony B. Newkirk

Succeeding in Presidential Succession: Context for the Continuity of Government Commission Report
Thomas Tobin

George W. Bush and Political Control of the Bureaucracy
David M. Hedge

National Study Commission Politics and Law: The President’s Aircraft Board of 1925
Harold C. Relyea

Stuck in the Basement: Organizing and Reorganizing for Homeland Security in the Post- 9/11 White House
David B Cohen and Terrence M. O’Sullivan

Search for "Manpower and Brainpower" Sources: The Origins of Immigration Policy in Kennedy and Johnson Administrations
David Miron

Making Changes in the Cabinet: Political Factors and Presidential Choices
James D. King and James W. Riddlesperger, Jr.

The Clinton Administration and the United Nations: From “Assertive Multilateralism” to “Burden Shifting” and Rediscovery
Stephen F. Burgess

Wartime Deliberation: The Perils of Presidential Rhetoric before War
Justin Rex

Exploring the Adoption and Use of New Media in the Obama Presidency: Is White House 2.0 Really Just White House 1.5?
Alan Steinberg

Reassessing the ‘Accidental President:’ Why Gerald Ford Mattered
Andrew Moran

Presidential Moral Rhetoric and the Public’s Policy Mood
Christopher Olds

Book Review
“The Politics of the President’s Wife” by Maryanne Borrelli
Reviewed by Ashley Chiera and Robert P. Watson

SECTION II - CHANGE IN THE WHITE HOUSE? COMPARING THE PRESIDENCIES OF GEORGE W. BUSH AND BARACK OBAMA

Foreword to Section II
Meena Bose

Introduction to Section II
Gary C. Jacobson

SECTION IIA – COMPARING THE DOMESTIC POLITICAL LEADERSHIP OF GEORGE W. BUSH AND BARACK OBAMA

Comparing the Constitutional Presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama: War Powers, Signing Statements, Vetoes
Robert J. Spitzer

Dividers, Not Uniters: How Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama Failed to Unite a Divided Nation
Richard Himelfarb

Overcoming a Polarized Congress: The Economic Politics of Bush and Obama
John D. Graham and Veronica Vargas Stidvent

SECTION IIB – CHANGES IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE WORLD FROM GEORGE W. BUSH TO BARACK OBAMA

Understanding the Obama Doctrine
Stanley A. Renshon

George W. Bush and Barack Obama: Foreign Policy Decision Making
John P. Burke

Evaluating Afghanistan and Iraq in the George W. Bush and Obama Presidencies: Change We Can Believe In?
Carolyn Eisenberg

Bush, Obama, Polarization and National Security: Some Concluding Thoughts
Dov S. Zakheim

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