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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


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: 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


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 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


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


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


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


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