Hardback

ISBN
978-1-900039-63-5
Dimensions
229 × 152
Number of Pages
286
Price
40.00
Price EUR
46.99
Price USD
60.00
Publication Published Date
Institute
Institute of Latin American Studies

Paperback

ISBN
978-1-900039-69-7
Dimensions
229 × 152
Number of Pages
286
Price
25.00
Price EUR
29.99
Price USD
35.00
Publication Published Date
Institute
Institute of Latin American Studies

Description

George W. Bush is widely regarded as a president of transformative significance. This volume analyzes the ambitious but controversial agenda that he has pursued at home and abroad. The contributors assess Bush's presidency in terms of its historical context, first-term record, and second-term prospects. They consider his administration from the perspective of its engagement in an ideologically driven project to consolidate conservative ascendancy over U.S. politics and public policy and to promote America's interests and values in the unipolar world. They evaluate the elements of political change and continuity in George Bush's America. The book also focuses on the extent to which the Bush agenda is new or a continuation of previous trends. Contributors also examine how far Bush has succeeded in overcoming political, institutional, and international resistance to his conservative agenda, and they evaluate his prospects for further success. Contributors include John Dumbrell (University of Leicester, UK), Martin Durham (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Godfrey Hodgson (Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, UK), Steven Hurst (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Klaus Larres (Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK), Bob McKeever (University of Reading, UK), John Owens (University of Westminster, UK), Rob Singh (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK), and Alex Waddan (University of Sunderland, UK).

Table of contents

Introduction:; Right On? Political Change and Continuity in George W. Bush's America; Iwan Morgan 1; 1 President Bush's Second Term Agenda; Godfrey Hodgson 17; 2 Conservatism Resurgent? The Foreign Policy Of the Bush Administration 41; Steven Hurst; 3 President Kerry's Foreign Policy: Continuity and Discontinuity in Contemporary American Foreign Policy; John Dumbrell 59; 4 The Bush Administration and Europe; Klaus Larres 75; 5 The Bush Administration and the Middle East; Robert Singh 92; 6 The Bush Administration and the Budget Deficit; Iwan Morgan 111; 7 American-Style Party Government: Delivering Bush's Agenda, Delivering the Congress's Agenda; John Owens 131; 8 Constitutional Issues, Rights and Supreme Court Appointments; Robert McKeever 161. 9 A New Republican Majority?; Philip Davies 184; 10 Evangelicals and the Politics of Red America; Martin Durham 204; 11 Whither Blue America?; Alex Waddan 219; Bibliography 237.