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Ambition and division : legacies of the George W. Bush presidency

Author: Steven E Schier
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The presidency of George W Bush is notable for the grand scale of its ambitions, the controversy that these ambitions generated, and the risks he regularly courted in the spheres of politics,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ambition and division.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)318428719
Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Schier
ISBN: 9780822973652 0822973650
OCLC Number: 794702153
Notes: OldControl:muse9780822973652.
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the ambitions of the George W. Bush presidency / Steven E. Schier --
The Bush presidency in historical context : the limitations of the partisan presidency / Nicol C. Rae --
Legitimacy, leadership, and longing for realignment : the party basis of the Bush presidency / John J. Coleman and Kevin S. Price --
Bush and Clinton : contrasting styles of popular leadership / John F. Harris --
A public death : the failure of the Bush presidency and the future of American politics / John Kenneth White and John Zogby --
Bush and religious politics / James L. Guth --
The culminating point : Democrats versus Republicans in the Bush years / John J. Pitny Jr. --
Shifting sands : President Bush and Congress / Bertram Johnson --
Authority and unilateralism in the Bush presidency / Peri E. Arnold --
Richard Cheney and the power of the modern vice presidency / Michael Nelson --
Low risk and big ambition : Bush and the judiciary / Nancy Maveety --
Riding the tiger : Bush and the economy / John Frendreis and Raymond Tatalovich --
The foreign policy of the Bush administration : terrorism and the promotion of democracy / James M. McCormick --
National security and the Bush doctrine : a legacy of the George W. Bush presidency / Stanley A. Renshon --
Conclusion : Bush's legacy and the limits of ambition / Steven E. Schier.
Responsibility: edited by Steven E. Schier.

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