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Governing

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces Pelosi’s actions in organizing the House for the 111th Congress. It then analyzes her relationship with President Obama, from both a personal and institutional perspective. At the ... More


Patch-and-Repair

Thomas O. McGarity

in Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141245
eISBN:
9780300195217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141245.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines how historically fundamental change has come about not through the slow process of compromise and accommodation, but through massive public education and legislative campaigns ... More


Activism, Disasters, Elections: Black Radio at Its Best

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

This chapter narrates in detail both TJMS philanthropy for and activism with African Americans—from HBCU scholarships, to working for black 9/11 survivors, to engaging in extensive and long-lasting ... More


Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626604
eISBN:
9781469626628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626604.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

History is being made in U.S.-Cuban relations. This book tells the real story behind the stunning December 17, 2014, announcement by President Obama and President Castro of their move to restore full ... More


The George W. Bush–Castro Years

Soraya M. Castro Mariño and Philip Brenner

in Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813040233
eISBN:
9780813043852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040233.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The last half century of tension between Cuba and the United States is rooted in the way the two countries have pursued contradictory interests that each has viewed as vital. Cuba has sought to ... More


Resisting “Passive Revolution”: The Migrant Rights Movement in Washington, D.C., and New York City

Alfonso Gonzales

in Reform Without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199973392
eISBN:
9780199369911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973392.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

As a way to highlight the agency of Latino migrant activists and the resiliency of the state in the face of pressures from below, chapter 5 draws on interviews with Latino migrant rights activists ... More


Obama as Hip-Hop Icon

in Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter attempts to make sense of President Barack Obama's rise as a hip-hop icon, given the arguments about complex cool black masculinity in hip-hop. Obama is a ... More


Tidal generation: politics and deeper currents in public opinion

Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse

in The Age of Obama: The Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082771
eISBN:
9781781702901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the evolving place of minorities in elective politics. It traces the roots of President Obama's victory in majority public opinion and determines the supporting attitudinal ... More


Attempted Course Change after 2008

Louis Kriesberg

in Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190228668
eISBN:
9780190228699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228668.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

The chapter begins with discussing the American domestic social and political circumstances after the foreign traumas of the preceding eight years. It discusses President Barack Obama’s very ... More


Developments after 2008: Change and Continuity

Daniel H. Joyner

in Interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199227358
eISBN:
9780191728488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227358.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the patterns of change and continuity in the policies and actions of NPT by nuclear weapons states (NWS) since the end of the study's target era in 2008. As this book publishes ... More


Conclusions

Thomas O. McGarity

in Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141245
eISBN:
9780300195217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141245.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the modest regulatory reforms of the Obama Administration and the Democratic 111th Congress, which were having little positive impact on working-class Americans at the outset ... More


TARGETED KILLING AS PREEMPTIVE ACTION

Claire Finkelstein

in Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646470
eISBN:
9780191738975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646470.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

The policy of the Bush Administration with regard to terror suspects focused on detention and interrogation: detention as a temporary immobilization of potential terrorists, and interrogation to ... More


How Workers and the Government Have Dealt with Economic Crisis and Industrial Decline: 1929 and 2007

Edward Montgomery

in Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter begins with a brief review of the evidence on the causes of the Great Depression and its impact on workers and their families. It examines some of the similarities and differences in the ... More


It Does Matter If You’re Black or White (or Brown): Ethnoracial Identity Priming

Brian F. Harrison and Melissa R. Michelson

in Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190654740
eISBN:
9780190654788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654740.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 focuses on support for LGBT rights among Blacks and Latinos. In a May 2015 Pew survey, 59% of non-Latino whites (Anglos) and 56% of Latinos said that they support marriage equality but only ... More


Concluding Thoughts: British Foreign Policy and the Special Relationship in the Cameron Era and Beyond

Simon Tate

in A special relationship?: British foreign policy in the era of American hegemony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083716
eISBN:
9781781706237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083716.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The book's conclusion argues that David Cameron's government must re-evaluate Britain's geopolitical relationship with American (and European) governments. Outlining the implications for British ... More


Conclusion: The war that everyone lost

Christopher Phillips

in The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300217179
eISBN:
9780300222173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217179.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter talks about how important regional consensus will be for any lasting peace to be established in Syria. The US' role, as the declining hegemon, is a particular focus of this ... More


Short-Term Thinking

Olivia Custer

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter asks whether the financial crisis was due to the rise of short-term thinking in politics. The author shows how political actors as diverse as Alan Greenspan and President Obama point to ... More


Rerouting: Ça n’existe pas l’Amérique

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses a major shift in French novelists’ attitudes toward the United States. While the social critique remains very much in place, there is a new willingness to explore the American ... More


Just Living: Practices of Catalytic Social Engagement

Sharon D. Welch

in After the Protests are Heard: Enacting Civic Engagement and Social Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479883646
eISBN:
9781479840571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883646.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter we explore the ethical and spiritual challenges of altermodern, catalytic social engagement. Our role is not to simply denounce the real and announce the ideal. Our role is to be ... More


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