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    Transforming America: Barack Obama in the White House (Paperback) By (author) Steven E. Schier, Contributions by John J. Coleman, Contributions by James L. Guth, Contributions by John F. Harris, Contributions by James Hohmann, Contributions by Bertram Johnson, Contributions by Richard E. Matland, Contributions by Nancy Maveety, Contributions by James M. McCormick, Contributions by John J. Pitney

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    DescriptionThe presidency of Barack Obama seeks major transformation of American politics and policy. This new collection, edited by Steven E. Schier, examines the unusual combination of risk and ambition in Obama's presidency concerning popular politics, Washington politics, and economic and foreign policy. It also places the Obama presidency in historical perspective, noting the unusual circumstances of his election and the similarities and differences between presidential politics today and those of previous eras. Transforming America: Barack Obama in the White House provides a guiding focus involving the successes and failures of the administration's transformative aspirations during Obama's initial years in the White House.

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    Transforming America
    Barack Obama in the White House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven E. Schier, Contributions by John J. Coleman, Contributions by James L. Guth, Contributions by John F. Harris, Contributions by James Hohmann, Contributions by Bertram Johnson, Contributions by Richard E. Matland, Contributions by Nancy Maveety, Contributions by James M. McCormick, Contributions by John J. Pitney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    ISBN 13: 9781442201798
    ISBN 10: 1442201797

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
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    BIC subject category V2: JPQB, JPHC
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    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    BISAC V2.8: POL028000, POL040010, POL032000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 973.932092
    DC21: 973.932092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: E907 .T73 2011
    Thema V1.0: JPHC, JPQB
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables
    Imprint name
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    Publication date
    29 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Steven E. Schier is Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science at Carleton College. He is the author or editor of eleven books, most recently Panorama of a Presidency: How George W. Bush Acquired and Spent His Political Capital and numerous scholarly and media articles.
    Review quote
    This is a marvelous collection of first-rate essays by some of the top scholars in their fields. It clears away a great deal of the underbrush and helps us understand the core strengths and weaknesses of President Obama's efforts to be a transformative president amid enormous challenges. -- Michael A. Genovese, Loyola Marymount University Steven Schier writes provocatively about Barack Obama's 'Big Bang' presidency and notes surprising parallels with his predecessor, George W. Bush, in an administration that was launched with transformative ambitions. The Obama administration's legacy-in the courts, with Congress and the political parties, on economic and social policy and in foreign affairs-are addressed with broad sweep. What's the likely course for the rest of Obama's tenure? Transforming America gives readers clues and analysis to help sort out that big question. -- Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1 Introduction: Obama's "Big Bang" Presidency Part 2 Historical and Electoral Perspectives Chapter 3 From Reconstruction to Recession: The First Phase of the Obama Presidency in Historical Context Chapter 4 Caught Between Hope and History: Obama, Public Opinion, and the 2010 Elections Chapter 5 Parties as a Resource for Presidential Leadership: The Case of Barack Obama Chapter 6 Obama, Religious Politics, and the Culture Wars Part 7 Washington Governance Chapter 8 Accomplishments and Miscalculations of the Obama Presidency Chapter 9 Asymmetric Warfare: Supporters and Opponents of President Obama Chapter 10 Small Ball in the Long Game: Barack Obama and Congress Chapter 11 A Transformative Politics of Judicial Selection? President Obama and the Federal Judiciary Part 12 Policy Legacies Chapter 13 Obama and Social Policy: Acclamation or Alienation among Women, Minorities, and Gays? Chapter 14 The Obama Administration and the Great Recession Chapter 15 The Obama Presidency: A Foreign Policy of Change? Chapter 16 Conclusion: How Transformative a Presidency?