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Taking Stock

Stephen Skowronek

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that many scholars still have failed to understand the American state as a “state” and that issues before regarding “sustainability”, “fiscal crisis”, and “legitimation crisis” ... More


Obama: A New Beginning

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

in Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626604
eISBN:
9781469626628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626604.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how Obama changed the domestic political dynamics of U.S.-Cuban relations, making new thinking about Cuba politically feasible. Obama promised to end restrictions on remittances ... More


Obama: An Early Assessment

Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel, and Shibley Z. Telhami

in The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451478
eISBN:
9780801465864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451478.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides initial observations of the Obama administration's approach to peace process. Barack Obama entered office with a strong desire to differentiate himself from what he viewed as ... More


“Yes We Can” Improve America’s Schools?: From No Child Left Behind to President Obama’s Education Initiatives, 2003–2011

Jesse H. Rhodes

in An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on the period between 2003 and 2011, which encompasses reaction against No Child Left Behind as well as the Obama administration's ambitious initiatives. It begins by describing ... More


Criticism and Credit: How Deficit Implications Undermine Credit Allocation

Justin Grimmer, Sean J. Westwood, and Solomon Messing

in The Impression of Influence: Legislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162614
eISBN:
9781400852666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162614.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the emergence of the Tea Party movement corresponds with a spike in antispending rhetoric among congressional Republicans, who criticized particularistic projects that other ... More


Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

Thomas O. McGarity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141245
eISBN:
9780300195217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141245.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

To what extent is economic freedom good? This book tells the story of how the business community, and the trade associations and think tanks that it created, launched three powerful assaults during ... More


Investigations in the Age of Obama

Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

in Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171852
eISBN:
9781400883639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171852.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses investigative activity during the Obama administration as a lens for evaluating presidential–congressional relations in the early twenty-first century. Investigative activity ... More


Conclusion: Other Dreams of Freedom

Yvonne C. Zimmerman

in Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199942190
eISBN:
9780199980765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942190.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion turns to the United States' anti-trafficking project under the leadership of the Obama administration, briefly examining how anti-trafficking policies have been enacted under Luis ... More


The Obama Administration’s “Reset Button” for Russia

Andrew C. Kuchins

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter address the key themes and issues driving Washington's perspective on and policy toward Russia to set the historical background for an examination of the Obama administration's efforts ... More


The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Charles P. Henry, Robert L. Allen, and Robert Chrisman (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Barack Obama's campaign and electoral victory demonstrated the dynamic nature of American democracy. Beginning as a special issue of The Black Scholar, this probing collection illustrates the impact ... More


Emergency Powers and Terrorism-Related Regulation Circa 2012: Perspectives on Prerogative Power in the United States

Mark Tushnet

in Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy: Perspectives on Prerogative

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965533
eISBN:
9780199351343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965533.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the role of political and legal constitutionalism in structuring the response to terrorism since 2001. It begins by sketching two claims about the legal regulation of ... More


The foreign policy of the United States following the Arab Spring

Juan Tovar

in Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415286
eISBN:
9781474438551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415286.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyses president Obama’s foreign policy in the MENA region. The first section focuses on the discourse and key strategic documents of the Obama administration. The purpose is to ... More


The Thaw

Kenton Clymer

in A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how Burma was not the only Southeast Asian country subjected to American sanctions. The Eisenhower administration restricted trade with North Vietnam from 1954 to 1994. ... More


Obama's Welfare Legacy: An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies

Anne Daguerre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447338338
eISBN:
9781447338376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338338.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

How will the social policies of Barack Obama go down in the history books? Obama's record stands out principally because of the strong political and philosophical commitment to affordable health ... More


Legal and Political Constitutionalism, and the Response to Terrorism

Mark Tushnet

in The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368327
eISBN:
9780199368358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368327.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the performance of legal and political constitutionalism in the United States and the United Kingdom, in dealing with terrorism since 2001. The United States is ordinarily ... More


“Ninja Guys in Black Suits”: Alternative Counterterrorism Tools, 1993–2008

Christopher J. Fuller

in See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218541
eISBN:
9780300227673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218541.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter talks about the issue of why the Obama administration adopted drone strikes as America's primary counterterrorism tool. By examining the methods applied by Obama's predecessors, such as ... More


Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Shoba Wadhia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer, Leon Wildes, made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lennon should be granted “nonpriority” status ... More


Obama and Kim Jong Un: Approach and Avoid

Walter C. Clemens

in North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167466
eISBN:
9780813167756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167466.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 15 begins with the Obama administration taking office. In this chapter, Clemens examines several interactions that help illustrate how difficult it was for the US and North Korea to overcome ... More


Varieties of Obamaism: Structure, Agency, and the Obama Presidency

Lawrence R. Jacobs and Desmond King (eds)

in Obama at the Crossroads: Politics, Markets, and the Battle for America's Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199845361
eISBN:
9780190252625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199845361.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, namely to reveal the deeper, systemic structures that define the Obama presidency and the range of political and policy dynamics that have ... More


Pushing Back against the State: Trade Battles after NAFTA

Tamara Kay and R. L. Evans

in Trade Battles: Activism and the Politicization of International Trade Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190847432
eISBN:
9780190847470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847432.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how the state responded to activists’ mobilization against NAFTA by closing state institutional channels after NAFTA’s passage. It reveals how activists shifted their strategies ... More


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