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Studies of the Americas

The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change

Editors: Ashbee, Edward, Dumbrell, John (Eds.)

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  • Offers rigorous and timely appraisal of the Obama presidency, combining broad commentaries and case studies
  • Contributes to debates about the character of political and economic change
  • Considers foreign and domestic policy and situates Obama within debates about the capacities and character of the US presidency
  • Builds upon and develops studies of the US political process with contributions by experienced specialists from the US and abroad
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About this book

This edited volume considers the extent to which the Obama presidency matched the promises of hope and change that were held out in the 2008 election. Contributors assess the character of “change” and, within this context, survey the extent to which there was enduring change within particular policy areas, both domestic and foreign. The authors combine empirical detail with more speculative assessment of the limits and possibilities of change amidst a very dense institutional landscape and in an era of intense political polarization. Some see significant changes, the full consequences of which may only be evident in later years. Other authors in the collection present a markedly different picture and suggest that processes of change were not only limited and partial but at times leading the US in directions far removed from the promises of 2008. The book will make an important contribution to the debates about the Obama legacy.

About the authors

Edward Ashbee is Associate Professor and Program Director of International Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and the author of The Right and the Recession (2015).
John Dumbrell is Professor of Government at Durham University, UK. He is the author of Clinton’s Foreign Policy (2009) and Rethinking the Vietnam War (2012). He is also editor of Issues in American Politics (2014).

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“This fine volume - the work of both established and younger scholars from the UK, continental Europe, and the United States, all of them connected to the UK's American Politics Group  - is a standout contribution to our growing understanding of Barack Obama's presidency.  Splendidly edited and organized, it sustains a clear and coherent framework in covering a broad range of political, social, economic and international issues that rose to the fore during Obama's tenure.  Wisely eschewing a grand narrative in favour of assessing the nuances and complexity of a consequential presidency, it is nevertheless persuasive in its assessment that Barack Obama's time in office could well have transformative significance for the future development of twenty-first century America.  This is a book that deserves to be read by both scholars and students of American politics.” (Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies, UCL, and author of “Reagan: American Icon” (2016))

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41032-6
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Softcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82247-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change
Editors
  • Edward Ashbee
  • John Dumbrell
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41033-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41033-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41032-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82247-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 336
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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