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A Cop on Every Corner?

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:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Before the 1960s crime wave, American police officers were little trained and spent much of their time responding to citizen calls about crime. A Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) in the 1970s ... More


Capitol Crime Extravaganza

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:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The high crime rates of the early 1990s and a string of sensational crimes from coast to coast set the stage in 1994 for the most extensive and costly federal anticrime bill ever. Bill Clinton had ... More


The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

David Domke and Kevin Coe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326413
eISBN:
9780199870431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326413.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religion has always been a part of American politics, but something profound has changed in recent decades. This book demonstrates that, beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan as president in ... More


Bill Clinton and America’s Credibility after the Cold War

Keren Yarhi-Milo

in Who Fights for Reputation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181288
eISBN:
9781400889983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181288.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter evaluates the dispositional theory against the crisis decision making of President Bill Clinton. Of all the presidents studied in this book, Clinton comes closest to an ideal-type high ... More


Shaping the Culture

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores a particular application of the well-accepted view that effective leaders both understand and help shape their institution’s culture. Language and religious symbols make a vital ... More


Three Strikes : Baseball to Crime

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:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Much of the increase in crime that hit the US in the 1980s and 1990s was blamed on habitual offenders. For many years, prison wardens and parole boards had decided when most inmates would be ... More


Opportunity Costs: The Impact of the 2008 Campaign on the Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton

Scharn Robinson

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at Bill Clinton's role in the 2008 campaign and his special relationship to Black voters. As he left office in 2001, Clinton's positive legacy of social and economic inclusiveness ... More


Evangelicals and the Dynamics of George W. Bush’s Middle East Policy

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter assesses the claim that evangelical pressure forced Bush to recast his position on Israel’s incursion into the West Bank in the spring of 2002. People who know and admire Bush consider ... More


Making a Federal Case of It

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:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Over the years, Congress has consistently increased the jurisdiction of federal courts over crime, from 17 specified offenses when the nation was founded to several thousand now. More than 40% of ... More


The United States: ‘Sorry—Not Our Problem’

Gary C. Bryner

in Implementing Sustainable Development: Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242016
eISBN:
9780191599736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242011.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Analyses the reception given by the government of the US to the idea of sustainable development. It argues that the US has basically remained aloof from the sustainable development agenda. While ... More


Post–Bumper Sticker Diplomacy

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/9780813124629.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the possible new conception of foreign policy by the administration of Bill Clinton during the late 1990s. The approach worked well in certain instances, but during the next ... More


Introduction: A New Religious Politics

David Domke and Kevin Coe

in The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326413
eISBN:
9780199870431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326413.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes two key moments that signaled the rise of a new religious politics in America: the presidential nomination acceptance addresses of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and Bill Clinton in ... More


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

Hal Brands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124629
eISBN:
9780813134925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Containing Communism was the primary goal of American foreign policy for four decades, allowing generations of political leaders to build consensus atop a universally accepted foundation. This book ... More


The Successor to Containment

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/9780813124629.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the attempts that Bill Clinton, George W. Bush's successor, conducted to meet the challenge of shaping foreign policy in a post-Cold War world. Clinton's strategy, which was ... More


Bill Clinton: Sin, Atonement, and Repairing the Breach

Gary Scott Smith

in Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The faith of Bill Clinton is difficult to decipher. He professed to have been “born again” as a youth, frequently testified that his faith was important to him, attended church regularly as ... More


Whither Foreign Policy?

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/9780813124629.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the possible replacement for containment. Even as enlargement crumbled, other developments in Bill Clinton's on-the-job education in foreign policy cast doubt on the ... More


Widening the Circle, Narrowing the Outcome: The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the moral hazard stage of the relationship between Congress and the IMF and World Bank. The chief exogenous shocks came from the 1995 Mexican peso crisis and 1997 Asian ... More


Without Restraint: Scandal and Politics in America

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the relationship between politics and scandal throughout American history. Scandals had been part of American politics since the revolution, but they had never so pervasive as ... More


Clinton’s Legacy for Politics and Government

Sidney M. Milkis

in 42: Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801454066
eISBN:
9781501706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454066.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter argues that Clinton’s passion for reconciliation failed. Indeed, Bill Clinton’s third-way politics was the midwife of the contemporary state of strong partisanship and weak ... More


Unmaking Enlargement

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/9780813124629.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses in detail Bill Clinton's “enlargement” strategy. It looks at how this strategy slowly unraveled a year after it reached its high point in September 1993. It also discusses the ... More


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