Obama's time : a history /

"Barack Obama came into office in the midst of one of the worst financial crises in American history and had to extract the US from two grinding foreign wars. He succeeded in enacting the most progressive legislative agenda since the Great Society years, and has pivoted American foreign policy...

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Main Author: Keller, Morton.
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter One. Obama
  • The Content of His Character
  • The Orbit of His Presidency
  • Chapter Two. Governance : The Obama Administration
  • The Obama Style
  • President and Congress
  • Cabinet and Staff
  • The Bureaucracy
  • Politics and Principle
  • Chapter Three. Governance : The American State
  • The Regulatory State
  • The Judicial Battleground
  • Federalism
  • Chapter Four. Rough Waters : Finance and the Economy
  • The Economy and the Polity
  • Fixing Finance : TARP and Dodd-Frank
  • The Trial of Jobs
  • Debt and Taxes
  • Chapter Five. Home Fires Burning : Social Policy
  • Obamacare : A Noble Experiment
  • Climate, Energy, and Transportation
  • Muffled Fire Bells : Education and Immigration
  • Chapter Six. Living in the World
  • Foreign Affairs
  • The US and the EC : Comparative Perspectives
  • Chapter Seven. The 2012 Overture
  • Setting the Stage : The Political Culture
  • Advocacy, Money, and the Media
  • Ideology
  • Chapter Eight. 2012
  • The Contest
  • Examining the Entrails
  • Chapter Nine. Looking Ahead
  • Into the Second Term : Governing
  • Into the Second Term : Politics
  • Status and State
  • History's Lessons.