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The Importance of Bush v. Gore to All Americans

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Aims to demonstrate that, during the (Bush vs Gore) US presidential election of 2000, by any reasonable standard of evaluation, the majority justices of the US Supreme Court failed to test the US ... More


The “Get‐Tough” 1980s

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

By 1980, the violence rate had reached its highest level in memory, including a modern record of more than 23,000 homicides. The victor in the presidential race that year, Ronald Reagan, was ... More


Not Getting Them Young

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Violent crime is committed disproportionately by young men, but government never has conducted a coherent, aggressive campaign against serious juvenile delinquency. The fragmentation has been evident ... More


Delivering the People's Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate

Julia R. Azari

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452246
eISBN:
9780801470264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452246.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Presidents have long invoked electoral mandates to justify the use of executive power. This book draws on an original dataset of more than 1,500 presidential communications, as well as primary ... More


Introduction: The Ending of the Conservative Era?

Gillian Peele and Joel D. Aberbach

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 1 explains the purpose of the book. It sets the problems of the contemporary Republican Party and the contemporary conservative movement against the background of the George W Bush presidency ... More


American Conservatism in Historical Perspective

Gillian Peele

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 details the evolution of the conservative movement and its interaction with the Republican Party from 1945 to the present. It provides a periodization of the modern American right which ... More


The Future of the American Right: Evidence and Questions from the Bush Years

Joel D. Aberbach

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses surveys of the general public and several governmental elite groups (political appointees from the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, congressional staffers, and member of ... More


Stresses and Strain: “Plus Ça Change” in the Parties and Voting

John R. Petrocik

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter is a narrative about the diversity of the American party coalitions and how that diversity influences the issue agendas of the parties, the conduct of elections, and, particularly, the ... More


The McBama National Security Consensus and Republican Foreign Policy after the 2008 Election

J. Lynch Timothy

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that an essential consensus obtains within mainstream American politics on the imperatives of national security strategy—the McBama consensus—that both candidates in 2008 ... More


Past Is Present: Bush and the Future of Republican Party Foreign Policy

Trevor B. McCrisken

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the extent to which George W Bush's foreign policy was shaped by ideology and represented a departure from traditional tenets of conservative American foreign policy. It argues ... More


Influencing Others

Philip B. Heymann

in Living the Policy Process

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195335385
eISBN:
9780199851690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335385.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The ultimate decision in the Stinger missile case is made by President Ronald Reagan, Michael Pillsbury, many layers below the President, and by a number of players in between. Pillsbury has the use ... More


Welfare Wars, Seventies Style

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter charts the emergence of the predominant forms of home care delivery that unions would have to confront for the rest of the century. The welfare wars that rocked the late 1960s and early ... More


“The Union Is Us”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the ways that community organizing and political unionism together improved the lives of home care workers and won rights admit a renewed assault on the welfare state. President ... More


Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right

Sean P. Cunningham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125763
eISBN:
9780813135441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125763.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book is about political change as it evolved in one of America's largest and most important states during the tumultuous seventeen-year period between John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas ... More


The Reagan Doctrine: Savage War by Proxy

John Tirman

in The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America's Wars

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195381214
eISBN:
9780190252373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195381214.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on America's military forays under President Ronald Reagan, including the deployment of peacekeeping troops in Lebanon in 1983 and the invasion of the tiny Caribbean island of ... More


1984, Regional Crises, and Morning in America: The Predawn of the Reagan Era

David Ryan

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Despite Reagan’s favorable treatment in the recent historiography and his close association in contemporary public discourse with democracy promotion, key elements of the Reagan Doctrine presented an ... More


The Carter Administration: The End of Accommodation

David F. Musto and Pamela Korsmeyer

in The Quest for Drug Control: Politics and Federal Policy in a Period of Increasing Substance Abuse, 1963-1981

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090369
eISBN:
9780300137842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090369.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the Carter administration, which is noted to have ended with an irresolute drug policy. Jimmy Carter is shown to have had an open mind about marijuana; this soon changed as the ... More


Towards a New Relationship, 1979–1984

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Iranian Revolution undermined America's hegemonic position in the Persian Gulf, transforming Iran from America's proxy into the primary regional threat to American interests. The Carter and ... More


From a Tilt to an Embrace, 1984–1989

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

After some internal struggles between ‘pro-Iraqi’ and ‘pro-Iranian’ factions within the Reagan administration were ended in favour of the former by the arms to Iran scandal, American policy evolved ... More


The Reagan Court and the Conservative Ascendance 1980–1994

in The Most Activist Supreme Court in History: The Road to Modern Judicial Conservatism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226428840
eISBN:
9780226428864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428864.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Most scholars assumed that the conservative Court would abandon liberal activism and replace it with restraint, just as they had expected when Rehnquist first joined the bench in 1972, when Reagan ... More


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