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A Second War for Hegemony, 2001–2003

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/9780748627677.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

George W. Bush came to power as the representative of a newly dominant American Conservatism inclined to the use of force as a solution to international problems and determined to get rid of Saddam ... More


Shaping the Future: Planning at the Pentagon, 1989–93

Paul Wolfowitz

in In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449093
eISBN:
9780801460814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449093.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the purposefulness that undergirded the evolving strategic thinking of U.S. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, and of his colleagues and assistants. It considers the Regional ... More


George W. Bush as Chief Executive

James P. Pfiffner

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

President George W. Bush was willing to delegate large swaths of public policy to Vice President Dick Cheney. This chapter examines several cases of policy decisions that illustrate Bush's ... More


POW Treatment and Policy Makers

Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

in How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180788
eISBN:
9780231543255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180788.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Between the end of the Vietnam War and 9/11, policy-makers in each presidential administration implemented changes and gave speeches that slowly affirmed the internalization of the norms of humane ... More


No Equivocation: George W. Bush

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

George W. Bush became president when the Supreme Court resolved an election dispute in his favor in Bush v. Gore. His Vice President, Dick Cheney, became the most powerful one in American history. ... More


Conclusion: What Is to Be Done?

Rebecca Gordon

in Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199336432
eISBN:
9780199373291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336432.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter makes recommendations for further research and for steps to be taken to eliminate the practice of torture in the United States. Much work remains to be done in simply ... More


Has the vice presidential home state advantage ever decided an election?

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

in The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the historical record to determine whether such a decisive home state advantage has ever happened, and concludes that it has not. Even so, it is possible that a decisive ... More


The Family Assistance Plan and the End of Work

James Livingston

in No More Work: Why 'Full Employment' is a Bad Idea, or, what Happens when Work Disappears

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630656
eISBN:
9781469630670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630656.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes the US Congress’s attempts to pass a universal basic income scheme in 1970. It details the work of Nixon Administration operatives, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, to ... More


The Architecture of Impunity

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Bush administration's efforts to orchestrate impunity—to insulate themselves from the sanctions established under domestic and international law. It first considers the ... More


Things Fall Apart, 2003–2008

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/9780748627677.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The final chapter discusses how and why the Bush administration's grand ambitions turned to dust. Having taken no account of the existence, or lack of them, of the preconditions for democracy in ... More


Choosing to Surge: December 2006

Timothy Andrews Sayle, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands, and William Inboden (eds)

in The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq 

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501715181
eISBN:
9781501715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715181.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter traces a series of climactic meetings of the National Security Council in December of 2006. By December, Vice President Dick Cheney thought it was “pretty clear that we've got to do ... More


Introduction

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book explores the construction of detours around legal barriers during the presidency of George W. Bush, along with their adverse legal and policy effects. It considers how Bush officials, like ... More


Conduct Unbecoming

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts turns his attention to the struggle for gays and lesbians to remain in active duty for the U.S. military. Shilts highlights the struggles of Edward Modesto, Leonard Matlovich and Margarethe ... More


3 The Architecture of Impunity

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Bush administration's efforts to orchestrate impunity—to insulate themselves from the sanctions established under domestic and international law. It first considers the ... More


Iraq: Evidence Doesn’t Matter

Tom Allen

in Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199931989
eISBN:
9780190252687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931989.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that the Bush administration policy on Iraq involved willful avoidance of evidence. Vice President Cheney pressured the CIA to find evidence that fit his established convictions. ... More


Introduction

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book explores the construction of detours around legal barriers during the presidency of George W. Bush, along with their adverse legal and policy effects. It considers how Bush officials, like ... More


An empirical analysis of the vice presidential home state advantage (state-level data)

Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

in The VP Advantage: How running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993375
eISBN:
9781526109934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993375.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter employs two measures of state-level vote share to estimate the vice presidential home state advantage. The first method is the formal equation developed by Lewis-Beck and Rice (1983) and ... More


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