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The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

George C Edwards III and Desmond King


This book examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W. Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized — in terms of public opinion and electoral patterns — this presidency has proved to be (in a chapter by the editors). This is followed by chapters on the use of unilateral executive powers (by Louis Fisher and William Howell) and prerogative powers (by Richard Pious). Because the policy choices of the Bush presidency have had such fundamental effects both in domestic policy and in US foreign policy, three contributors (Thomas Langston, J ... More

Keywords: Bush Administration, Iraq, war, polarization, public opinion, decision-making, promotional presidency, White House, communications

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199217977
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George C Edwards III, editor
Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University
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Desmond King, editor
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government and Professorial Fellow, University of Oxford
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