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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


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 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


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


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 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


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


Digital Applications in the Federal Government: The Social Security Administration, the Bureau of the Census, and the U.S. Postal Service

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 3: How Computers Changed the Work of American Public Sector Industries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195165869
eISBN:
9780199868025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the impact of IT on the work of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Bureau of the Census, and the US Postal Service (USPS). All three organizations extensively use ... More


A Fair Deal or a Raw Deal?

Cybelle Fox

in Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152233
eISBN:
9781400842582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152233.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the first New Deal and access to Federal Emergency Relief, as well as the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration, and the Civil Works Administration. ... More


The False Promise of Preventive War: The ‘New Security Consensus’ and a More Insecure World

Neta C. Crawford

in Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233137
eISBN:
9780191716270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233137.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter begins by outlining the arguments for preventive war by an individual state, as articulated by the United States. It then outlines the argument for preventive war undertaken with the ... More


Preventive War, What Is It Good For?

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233137
eISBN:
9780191716270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233137.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that although Bush's preventive war in Iraq is morally wrong, and his policy is too broad, some exceptional preventive wars can still be morally justified. It develops and defends ... More


Conclusion

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter argues that the civil servants described here saw themselves as defenders, not betrayers, of fundamental American values such as egalitarianism and democracy. Not only does ... More


The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Ashutosh Bhagwat

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

What is a constitutional right? If asked, most Americans would say that it is an entitlement to act as one pleases — i.e., that rights protect autonomy. That understanding, however, is wrong; it is, ... More


The Confucianism as a Religion Controversy in Contemporary China

Anna Sun

in Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the contemporary debate in China over whether Confucianism should be classified as a religion. It begins by introducing the formation of the official religious classification, ... More


: British Public Administration: Dodo, Phoenix or Chameleon?

Christopher Hood

in The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262948
eISBN:
9780191734762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262948.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses three possible interpretations of the development of British Public Administration over the twentieth century as a way of assessing its contribution to political science. Those ... More


Fiji

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.12
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In the Fiji archipelago no chief established paramount authority. From 1871, a constitutional government based on the person and influence of Seru Ebenezer Cakobau, Vunivalu of Bau, began a process ... More


Structural Rights and the War on Terror

ASHUTOSH BHAGWAT

in The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.003.011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The eight long years of the second Bush Administration and the War on Terror that it prosecuted have generated an extraordinary number of complex and divisive questions of constitutional law. ... More


United America

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the aftermath of World War II, an array of influential elites launched a wide-ranging effort to recapture the sense of teamwork that had pervaded public discourse during the war. Those engaged in ... More


Working with the New Deal from Colorado, 1933–1934

Robyn Muncy

in Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events in Josephine Roche's life from 1933 to 1934. Roche's experience at Rocky Mountain Fuel primed her for the New Deal. As Franklin Roosevelt's administration began to grapple ... More


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