Testing the Limits: George W. Bush and the Imperial Presidency (Google eBook)

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Mark J. Rozell, Gleaves Whitney
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sep 16, 2009 - Political Science - 280 pages
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This collaboration of distinguished presidential scholars offers one of the first book-length post-presidency analyses of President George W. Bush and his policies. Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney have assembled a varied list of contributors from both ends of the political spectrum, bringing together academics and professionals to provide a glimpse into the politics and policies that defined President George W. Bush's presidency. Testing the Limits discusses all aspects of the Bush policy and administration, from staff appointments to foreign and domestic policy to budgetary politics. Several contributors focus their energy on the expansion of presidential powers during Bush presidency, assessing the increased influence of the Vice-President, the politicization of federal court appointments, and the development of executive privilege and presidential secrecy.
  

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Contents

Chapter 01 The Evolution of the George W Bush Presidency
3
Chapter 02 The Bush Staff and Cabinet System
23
Chapter 03 George W Bushs Domestic Policy Agenda
45
Chapter 04 How George W Bush Remade American Foreign Policy
73
Budget Politics during the Bush Administration
91
Conservatives versus George W Bush
117
PRESIDENTIAL POWERS AND THE BUSH PRESIDENCY
129
Chapter 07 War Powers in the Bush Administration
131
A Critique from Outside
157
Chapter 09 George Bush as Commander in Chief
177
The Bush Record and Legacy
199
Chapter 11 Bushs Greatest Legacy? The Federal Courts and the Republican Regime
219
Chapter 12 George W Bush and the Imperial Presidency
243
Index
269
About the Authors
281
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Mark J. Rozell is professor of public policy at George Mason University. He is widely published and his most recent works include: The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics, 4th edition (co-editor, R&L, 2009), Media Power, Media Politics, 2nd edition (co-editor, R&L, 2008), Catholics and Politics: The Dynamic Tension Between Faith and Power (co-author, Georgetown UP, 2008), Power and Prudence: The Presidency of George H.W. Bush (co-author, Texas A&M UP, 2004). Gleaves Whitney is director of Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, a position he has held since 2003. During his tenure he has been the architect of more than 100 programs, including two national conferences covered by C-SPAN and two live Webcasts to more than 3,500 viewers in 18 countries. He established the Hauenstein Center's Website (www.allpresidents.org) and premiered a popular Web column called 'Ask Gleaves'_the first presidential Q&A column in the nation.

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