Looking Back on President Barack Obama’s Legacy

Hope and Change

Editors: Rich, Wilbur C. (Ed.)

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  • Collects together a highly readable and accessible look at the Obama presidency from scholars who are experts in public policy
  • Provides a sober assessment of Obama's legacy, delving deeply into Obama’s actions, stated intentions and the policy results with objectivity and candor
  • Offers insights into the changing nature of the American presidency and shows how the presidency continues to evolve
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When President Barack Hussein Obama left office January 20, 2017, he left a fascinating legacy. The Obama Presidency will remain an intriguing part of our nation’s political history, and we can now say that there were unexpected achievements and failures. His tenure was both historical and complex, and will inevitably be compared with his predecessors and successors. The chapters in this volume are a serious assessment of President Obama’s tenure written by a diverse team that includes political scientists, sociologists, historians, and economists. They provide critical insights into the man and his policies and, more importantly, are written in a manner that makes them available to laypersons, journalists, students, and scholars.

About the authors

Wilbur C. Rich is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Wellesley College, USA. He is the author of The Politics of Urban Personnel Policy: Reformers, Politicians and Bureaucrats (1982), Coleman Young and Detroit Politics: From Social Activist to Power Broker (1989), Black Mayors and School Politics (1996), David Dinkins and New York City Politics: Race, Images and the Media (2007), and The Post-Racial Society is Here: Recognition, Critics and the Nation-State (2015). 

Reviews

“Professor Rich and his contributors offer multiple theoretical frames and some surprising and controversial conclusions on the Obama legacy in multiple areas of domestic and foreign policy, making a distinctive and provocative contribution to the literature on the Obama presidency.” (Robert C. Smith, Emeritus Professor, Political Science, San Francisco State University, USA)

“Focusing on Obama’s “transformational impulse,” the authors provide a rich, nuanced, and complex set of judgments about the Obama presidency and its legacies. An important addition to the literature on the Obama administration.” (Mary E. Stuckey, Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State University, USA)

“Wilbur Rich’s Hope and Change will be considered a foundational study into the presidency of Barack Obama.” (Marion Orr, Frederick Lippitt Professor, Public Policy, and Professor, Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University, USA)

 

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Barack Obama and the Transformational Impulse

    Pages 1-24

    Rich, Wilbur C.

  • The Obama Legacy in American Electoral Participation

    Pages 25-46

    Ragsdale, Lyn

  • Managing a Regime in Crisis: The Twilight of Neoliberalism and the Politics of Economic Recovery During the First Year of the Obama Administration

    Pages 47-68

    Smemo, Kristoffer

  • The Obama Health Care Legacy: The Origins, Implementation, and Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010

    Pages 69-92

    Quadagno, Jill (et al.)

  • Appraising the Foreign Policy Legacy of the Obama Presidency

    Pages 93-113

    Bose, Meena

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Looking Back on President Barack Obama’s Legacy
Book Subtitle
Hope and Change
Editors
  • Wilbur C. Rich
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01545-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01545-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01544-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 263
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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