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Obama Power

Author: Jeffrey C Alexander; Bernadette N Jaworsky
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is the source of Obama's power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette Jaworsky argue that neither money nor demography can explain this  Read more...
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Named Person: Mitt Romney; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Mitt Romney; Barack Obama
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Alexander; Bernadette N Jaworsky
ISBN: 9780745681993 0745681999 9780745696621 0745696627
OCLC Number: 867608892
Description: vii, 183 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Performance of Politics --
Symbolic Deflation --
Re-Inflation --
Setting the Stage --
Unfolding the Drama --
Pulling Ahead --
Harrowing Home Stretch --
Demography, Money, and Social Media.
Responsibility: Jeffrey C. Alexander and Bernadette N. Jaworsky.

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While persuasively explaining Obama's success, this book also demonstrates a fundamental but rarely appreciated truth about political power in modern democratic societies namely, that winning power  Read more...

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