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Title The Obama presidency : a preliminary assessment / edited by Robert P. Watson ... [et al.].
Publisher Albany : State University of New York Press, c2012.
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 Book Stacks  E907 .O225 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 443 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Rating presidents and assessing Obama / Robert P. Watson -- Rhetoric and image / Casey Malone Maugh -- Obama's Lincoln: image to ideology / William D. Pederson -- The optimist and the realist / R. Ward Holder -- Obamania in Europe / Marie des Neiges Léonard -- The first hundred days / Sean Savage -- Relations with Congress / Max J. Skidmore -- The firing of General Stanley McChrystal / Douglas M. Brattebo -- The 2010 midterm election / Matthew N. Green -- The u.s. auto industry rescue / Steven A. Stuglin -- Environmental policy and global climate change / Byron W. Daynes & Glen Sussman -- Food and agricultural policy / Julie A. Lester -- Health care reform / Michael K. Gusmano -- Response to the Gulf oil spill / Matthew A. Williams & Brian Richard -- Inherited wars: Afghanistan and Iraq / Tom Lansford & Jack Covarrubias -- Iran policy / Robert J. Pauly -- China policy / De-Yuan Kao -- Counterterrorism policy / Leonard Cutler -- Obama, Libya, and war powers / Louis Fisher -- The policy czar debate / Justin S. Vaughn & José D. Villalobos -- The use of unilateral directives / Graham G. Dodds -- Vice president Joe Biden / Richard M. Yon -- First Lady Michelle Obama / Robert P. Watson -- Conclusion.
ISBN 9781438443294 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1438443293 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781438443287 (pbk.)
1438443285 (pbk.)
Series SUNY series on the presidency: contemporary issues
SUNY series on the presidency.
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Obama, Barack.
Alt Author Watson, Robert P., 1962-

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