Image of U.S. Presidential Administrations

Image of U.S. Presidential Administrations : The Cases of George W. Bush and Barack Obama

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This edited collection analyzes two American presidential administrations-George W. and Barack Obama. This book gives a European point of view and contributes to the study of U.S. presidencies. Making a comparison and giving outlooks from European academics' standpoints, the political image analyzed fulfills a critical gab in the literature. Playing multiple hands, this work encompasses the vigor of young academics and the sapience of experienced researchers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 32 tables, 5 graphs
  • 0739166840
  • 9780739166840

Review quote

International approval is one of the basic conditions for the success of political action. The language and the communication analysis employed during the Bush and Obama presidencies collected in this volume provide with great rigor and clarity the European point of view. In particular, the specific reference to the Spanish, Portuguese, and above all Islamic perceptions amplifies the positive interest towards this book. -- Maurizio Vernassa, Univerity of Pisa
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About Patricia Calca

Celia Belim is teaching assistant (Assistente) of communication studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon (ISCSP-UTL) and is a communication studies PhD candidate. She also has an MA in political science. Patricia Calca is currently a political science Ph.D candidate at the University of Lisbon (Instituto de Ciencias Sociais) and Instructor of International Politics, Political Power Systems, and Political Theory at Universidade Aberta.
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Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Political Elites, Public Opinion, and Image Management: George W. Bush and Barack Obama Campaigns, and Administrations Chapter 2: The Construction of George W. Bush Administration's Image: A Content Analysis of his Speeches Chapter 3: The Image of Barack Obama and his Administration in the Spanish Press Chapter 4: The Image of Barack Obama and of his Administration in the International Media: The Case of Portuguese Media Chapter 5: The Bush and Obama Administrations Seen by Islamists Chapter 6: American Nuclear Strategy: The International Image and Public Opinion's Management Chapter 7:Presidential Speech-Making and Leadership Images in Times of Crisis: Bush vs. Obama
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