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Editors: Meena Bose and Richard Himelfarb (Hofstra University, NY, USA)
Book Description:
Given the focus on foreign affairs and national security following 9/11, it is easy to overlook the domestic and economic legacies of the George W. Bush presidency. However, the articles in this volume argue that not only were these policies consequential to the nation, but in a number of instances they defied the conventional wisdom concerning the Bush White House. While Bush pursued ideologically conservative policies in some areas (e.g., Social Security, Supreme Court nominations and taxes), in others he did not (e.g., education, trade, government spending). Other examples include staffing (more competent and less ideological than one would expect) and press relations (relatively transparent). Taken together, these chapters will provoke second thoughts about Bush's domestic presidency as they argue that his policies frequently deviated from doctrinaire conservatism and changed the nation. (Imprint: Nova)


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“George W. Bush’s was a remarkable presidency. It is only now time to consider its ‘history,’ and these volumes—drawn from those who worked in the administration, studied it, and lived through it—offer a singular resource for understanding a man and a time when America restructured its relationship with the world, and with the twenty-first century.” - Jeffrey A. Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University

“The rich and varied contents of this report of the Hofstra conferences on the modern presidencies are must reading for anyone interested in the George W. Bush presidency and the modern presidency more generally.” - Fred I. Greenstein, Professor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University

“Hofstra University consistently leads the nation in its study of presidential leadership. With no equal, Hofstra has again brought together the administration’s major players and the nation’s premier presidential scholars to assess how the George W. Bush administration managed foreign and domestic policy during its eight years in power. From the war in Iraq to faith-based initiatives, these three volumes provide the preeminent analyses available for understanding how this administration championed its multi-faceted and often controversial agendas.” - Shirley Anne Warshaw, Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, Gettysburg College

“A unique, comprehensive, and accessible collection of scholarship and commentary on the personal, political, and policy dimensions of the George W. Bush Presidency. These volumes are likely to initiate an extended debate on the merits of President Bush’s judgments and his exercise of presidential power, a debate not only on the past but one that will shape the future of the American Presidency.” - Stephen J. Wayne, Professor of Government, Georgetown University






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Table of Contents:
Preface
(Meena Bose, Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Introduction
(Richard Himelfarb, Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Part I: The Economy, Budget, and Trade

Chapter 1 pp. 3-18. George W. Bush and the 2008 Financial Collapse
(Timothy Canova, Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA)

Chapter 2 pp. 19-30. Looking for Causation in the Wrong Place: Why Decrying Government Deficits during the Bush Presidency is a Serious Error
(Michael Meeropol and Joao A. de Souza, Western New England University, MA, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 pp. 31-40. International Trade Under President George W. Bush
(Shahruz Mohtadi, Suffolk University, MA, USA)

Chapter 4 pp. 41-44. The Economic Policies of President George W. Bush
(Marc Sumerlin and Pia M. Orrenius)

Part II: Social Policy

Chapter 5 pp. 47-64. Kicking the Can Down the Road: George W. Bush's Failed Campaign to Reform Social Security
(Richard Himelfarb, Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Chapter 6 pp. 65-72. Many Children Left Behind: A Critical Examination of Educational Policy During the George W. Bush Administration
(Alan Singer, Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Chapter 7 pp. 73-84. Big Government Conservatism, Expanding and Reframing Food Stamps: George W. Bush Welfare Reform and the 2002 Farm Bill
(Matthew Gritter, Angelo State University, TX, USA)

Chapter 8 pp. 85-90. The Challenges of Leaving No Child Behind
(Anne-Imelda Radice and Ed Rollins)

Part III: Organization, Staffing, and Nominations

Chapter 9 pp. 93-108. The Chiefs of Staff in the George W. Bush White House
(David B. Cohen, Karen M. Hult, and Charles E. Walcott, University of Akron, OH, USA, and others)

Chapter 10 pp. 109-122. The Umpire Strikes Out: President George W. Bush and the Politicization of Supreme Court Nominations
(Joel K. Goldstein, St. Louis University School of Law, MO, USA)

Chapter 11 pp. 123-126. Commentary: Scheduling President Bush
(Bradley A. Blakeman)

Part IV: Politics and the Press

Chapter 12 pp. 129-140. The Birth of a New Political Era
(Daryl A. Carter, East Tennessee State University, TN, USA)

Chapter 13 pp. 141-154. A C Student in the White House: Conservatives and their Report Cards on the George W. Bush Presidency
(Christopher Hickman, University of Mississippi, MS, USA)

Chapter 14 pp. 155-166. Press Relations in President George W. Bush's Treasury Department
(Kara Alaimo, Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Chapter 15 pp. 167-172. Commentary: The Challenges of Staying on Message
(Ronald I. Christie, Howard B. Dean III and Edward J. Rollins)

Index

   Series:
      Political Leaders and Their Assessment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2016 - 4th Quarter
   Pages: 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-63485-557-0
   Status: AV
  
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