The Bush Presidency: First Appraisals

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include coherent and penetrating debate about the major issues facing the nation. Unfortunately, the latter task appears no easier than the former.


Acknowledgment

Energetic and highly competent research 'assistance by Cheryl Sklar was instrumental in the development of this chapter.


Notes
1.
Paul J. Quirk, "The Election", in The Elections of 1988, edited by Michael Nelson ( Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 1989), 64-92.
2.
John Felton, "Will Bush-Hill Honeymoon Bring Bipartisanship?" Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 18 February 1989, 332-37.
3.
John R. Cranford, "Bush's Thrift Plan Greeted with Caution on Hill", Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, II February 1989, 255-58.
4.
James L. Sundquist, "Needed: A Political Theory for the New Era of Coalidon Government in the United States", Political Science Quarterly 103 ( 1988): 613-35.
7.
For a useful discussion of the potential strengths of divided government, see James P. Pfiffner, "Divided Government and the Problem of Governance", in Divided Democracy, edited by James Thurber ( Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 1991), 39-60.
8.
Paul J. Quirk, "The Cooperative Resolution of Policy Conflict", American Political Science Review 83 ( 1989): 902-21.
9.
Timothy J. Conlan, David R. Beam, and Margaret T. Wrightson, Taxing Choices. The Politics of Tax Reform ( Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 1989).
10.
Quirk, "Cooperative Resolution of Policy Conflict"; Roger Fisher and Wil liam Ury , Getting to Yes. Negotiating Agreement without Giving In ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981); William 1. Zartman and Maureen R. Berman, The Practical Negotiator (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982).
11.
Dean Pruitt, Negotiation Behavior ( New York: Academic Press, 1982).
12.
See George C. Edwards III, "Nowhere to Go and No Way to Get There: Congressional Relations in the Early Bush Administration", Political Science Teacher 2 (Summer 1989): 2-4.
13.
Murray Weidenbaum, "Facing Reality in the George Bush Era", Society, March/April 1989, 25-28.
14.
David Rapp, "House, Senate Adopt Versions of $1.17 Trillion Plan", Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 6 May 1989, 1026-28.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1 - The Leadership Style of George Bush 1
  • Notes 33
  • 2 - Meeting Low Expectations: Strategy and Prospects of the Bush Presidency 37
  • Notes 65
  • 3 - Domestic Policy: Divided Government and Cooperative Presidential Leadership 69
  • Notes 89
  • 4 - Bush and the Post-Cold-War World: New Challenges for American Leadership 93
  • Notes 124
  • 5 - George Bush and the Public Presidency: the Politics of Inclusion 129
  • Notes 151
  • 6 - Governing Unheroically (and Sometimes Unappetizingly): Bush and the 101st Congress 155
  • Notes 183
  • 7 - The White House and Presidency Under the "Let's Deal" President 185
  • Notes 217
  • 8 - The President and the Executive Branch 223
  • Notes 244
  • 9 - Good Government and the Politics of High Exposure 249
  • Notes 283
  • 10 - Conclusion 287
  • Notes 295
  • Index 297
  • About the Authors 307
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