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From Success to Failure? Iraq and the Organization of George W. Bush's Decision Making

John P. Burke

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines decision making in the Bush presidency by analyzing its formal organizational processes, including the structure of the advisory process, the access of advisers to the ... More


Managing the News: The Bush Communications Operation

Martha Joynt Kumar

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Bush White House's communications operation, including its basic functions and the staff requirements of each. Special attention is given to the need for both long-term ... More


Intelligence and Decision Making before the War with Iraq

James P. Pfiffner

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the use of intelligence by George W. Bush and his administration in decision making before the war in Iraq. It is argued that as the administration moved toward war, decision ... More


“The Decider's” Path to War in Iraq and the Importance of Personality

Thomas S. Langston

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The purpose of this chapter is not to second-guess the president's decision to go to war with Iraq, but to inquire into the possibility that it represents an outstanding example of the influence of ... More


The Public, the President, and the War in Iraq

Gary C. Jacobson

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews a selection of polling data on the president and the war to document the unprecedented partisan polarization in public attitudes these have jointly provoked, and to begin to ... More


Going Public, Going to Baghdad: Presidential Agenda-Setting and the Electoral Connection in Congress

Scott B. Blinder

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

President Bush and administration officials sought to persuade the domestic public, lawmakers in Washington, and the international community of the need to take military action against Saddam ... More


Torture of Detainees and Presidential Prerogative Power

Richard M. Pious

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the president's use of prerogative powers and the treatment of detainees in the war on terror. President Bush asserted his prerogative power in interpreting and reinterpreting ... More


The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

George C Edwards III and Desmond King (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W. Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized — in terms of public opinion and ... More


Can the Circle Be Unbroken? Public Opinion and the Transatlantic Rupture

Steven Kull

in Just Another Major Crisis?: The United States and Europe since 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552030
eISBN:
9780191720291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552030.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, European Union

This chapter argues that the prognosis for repairing the Atlantic relationship ought to be good. There may well be a large split between the policies of the Bush administration and the attitudes of ... More


Full Circle

Hal Brands

in From Berlin to Baghdad: America's Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124629
eISBN:
9780813134925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the attempts of the next administration to handle U.S. policy and the unsettling precedent of the Clinton years. However, the Bush administration drew directly on the lessons ... More


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