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The Obama legacy, edited by Bert A. Rockman and Andrew Rudalevige

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The Obama legacy
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The Obama legacy
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edited by Bert A. Rockman and Andrew Rudalevige
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eng
Summary
  • "Hope" and "change" were the keywords of President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, and in his farewell address on January 10, 2017, he cited the evidence that he'd delivered--from reversing the Great Recession, rebooting the auto industry, and unleashing the longest stretch of job creation in the nation's history to winning marriage equality and securing the right to health insurance for another 20 million citizens. At the same time, and with a view to the country's divisive polarization, he made a plea for "the decency of our people" and "the sense of common purpose that we so badly need right now." In hindsight, it is increasingly possible to understand whether and how Obama's legacy matched his rhetoric as well as to evaluate from various angles what his presidency accomplished and what this has meant for US politics, public policy, and civic life going forward. In The Obama Legacy some of the leading observers and scholars of US politics take up this challenge. In twelve essays these writers examine Obama's choices, operating style, and opportunities taken and missed as well as the institutional and political constraints on the president's policy agenda. What were Obama's personal characteristics as a leader? What were the policy aspirations, output, and strategy of his presidency? What was his role as a political and public leader to the various constituencies needed to generate presidential power? And how did his presidency interact with other political forces? Addressing these questions and others, the authors analyze Obama's preferences, tactics, successes, and shortcomings with an eye toward balancing the personal and institutional factors that underlie each--all the while considering how resilient or fragile Obama's legacy will be in the face of the Trump administration's eager efforts to dismantle it."--
  • "This edited volume brings together some of the leading students of American politics to assess the presidency and legacy of Barack Obama. Twelve chapters range from the political and partisan contexts of the Obama administration to how the president dealt with the other branches of government to the domestic and foreign policies he pursued. Additional essays assess the first African-American president's legacy on racial issues and his leadership style. Throughout, the authors analyze Obama's preferences, tactics, successes, and shortcomings with an eye toward balancing the personal and institutional factors that underlay each--and while noting how resilient or fragile Obama's legacy will be in the face of the Trump Administration's eager efforts to dismantle it"--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1968-
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  • Rockman, Bert A.,
  • Rudalevige, Andrew
Series statement
Presidential appraisals and legacies
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  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Politics and government
  • United States
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The Obama legacy, edited by Bert A. Rockman and Andrew Rudalevige
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Obama's "Long Sweep" and the fragility of legacy / Andrew Rudalevige, Bert A. Rockman -- Hope, change, or neither? Reassessing Obama's leadership of public opinion / Brandon Rottinghaus -- Party foul: how Obama made partisan, not party, politics in a polarized environment / Julia R. Azari -- Obama's legacy for race relations / Alvin B. Tillery Jr. -- Obama's Latino legacy: from unknown to never forgotten / Angela Gutierrez, Angela X. Ocampo, and Matt A. Barreto -- Obama and Congress / Molly E. Reynolds -- The President and the executive branch / Sharece Thrower -- Obama and the courts: judicial policy-making as a last resort / David A. Yalof -- Obama's second-term domestic agenda: lessons and legacies / Alyssa Julian and John D. Graham -- Obama and the unilateral presidency: imperial or imperiled? / Andrew Rudalevige -- "Don't Do Stupid Shit": Obama's foreign and national security policy / David Patrick Houghton -- The leadership style and legacy of Obama: comparisons and complexities / Bert A. Rockman
Control code
1066119238
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780700627905
Lccn
2018059047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066119238
Label
The Obama legacy, edited by Bert A. Rockman and Andrew Rudalevige
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Obama's "Long Sweep" and the fragility of legacy / Andrew Rudalevige, Bert A. Rockman -- Hope, change, or neither? Reassessing Obama's leadership of public opinion / Brandon Rottinghaus -- Party foul: how Obama made partisan, not party, politics in a polarized environment / Julia R. Azari -- Obama's legacy for race relations / Alvin B. Tillery Jr. -- Obama's Latino legacy: from unknown to never forgotten / Angela Gutierrez, Angela X. Ocampo, and Matt A. Barreto -- Obama and Congress / Molly E. Reynolds -- The President and the executive branch / Sharece Thrower -- Obama and the courts: judicial policy-making as a last resort / David A. Yalof -- Obama's second-term domestic agenda: lessons and legacies / Alyssa Julian and John D. Graham -- Obama and the unilateral presidency: imperial or imperiled? / Andrew Rudalevige -- "Don't Do Stupid Shit": Obama's foreign and national security policy / David Patrick Houghton -- The leadership style and legacy of Obama: comparisons and complexities / Bert A. Rockman
Control code
1066119238
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780700627905
Lccn
2018059047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066119238

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