Reagan's First Four Years

A New Beginning?


Author: John David Lees,Michael Turner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719025402

Category: Presidents

Page: 264

View: 6858

Exit with Honor

The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan


Author: William E. Pemberton

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765631558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8570

Few presidents have sparked as much interest in recent years as Ronald Reagan, already the subject of a large number of biographies and specialized studies. This concise biography, based on the latest research into the Reagan archives and synthesis of the large memoir literature that has appeared in the past decade, explores the shaping of his values and beliefs during his childhood in the American heartland, his leadership of the American conservative movement, and his successful political career culminating in the first two-term presidency since Dwight Eisenhower. Pemberton finds Reagan's personal career and ability to understand and communicate with the American people admirable, but finds many of the long-term effects of his presidency harmful. This is the first complete survey of Reagan's life for a general audience, and the first book to make use of the Reagan Library archival sources.

Ronald Reagan

The American Presidency


Author: David Mervin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790088X

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 4403

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The American Political Economy

macroeconomics and electoral politics


Author: Douglas A. HIBBS,Douglas A Hibbs

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038630

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 3808

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan

A Very Political Special Relationship


Author: J. Cooper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283661

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

View: 8557

A new exploration of the relationship between the Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan administrations in domestic policy. Using recently released documentary material and extensive research interviews, James Cooper demonstrates how specific policy transfer between these 'political soul mates' was more limited than is typically assumed.

Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy


Author: Coretta Scott King,Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473671019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 5691

'Coretta is more relevant today than ever . . . a female who takes responsibility for creating something better in the time she has and the space she has to occupy: that is true greatness. And Coretta did that.' Maya Angelou Born in 1927 in the Deep South, Coretta Scott always felt called to a special purpose. After an awakening to political and social activism at college, Coretta went on to study at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she met Martin Luther King Jr. - the man who would one day become her husband. The union thrust Coretta into a maelstrom of history, throughout which her tireless fight for political and social justice established her as a champion of American civil rights. Now, fifty years after her husband's death, the story of Coretta's life is told in full for the first time: a love story, a family saga, a record of the legacy left by this extraordinary woman. 'Presents the reader with a different way of looking at the world' New York Times

Groupthink or Deadlock

When Do Leaders Learn from Their Advisors?


Author: Paul Kowert

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791452509

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

View: 2221

Argues that too much advice can lead to policy deadlock depending on leadership style.

The Indispensable Zinn

The Essential Writings of the "People's Historian"


Author: Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595586938

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 2266

When Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions of Americans mourned the loss of one of the nation’s foremost intellectual and political guides; a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New York Times’ Bob Herbert, “peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history to reveal sordid realities that had remained hidden for too long.” A collection designed to highlight Zinn’s essential writings, The Indispensable Zinn includes excerpts from Zinn’s bestselling A People’s History of the United States; his memoir, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train; his inspiring writings on the civil rights movement, and the full text of his celebrated play, Marx in Soho. Noted historian and activist Timothy Patrick McCarthy provides essential historical and biographical context for each selection. With an introduction from Zinn’s former Spellman College student and longtime friend Alice Walker, and an afterword by Noam Chomsky, The Indispensable Zinn is both a fitting tribute to the legacy of a man whose “work changed the way millions of people saw the past” (Noam Chomsky), and a powerful and accessible introduction for anyone coming to Zinn’s essential body of work for the first time.

Federal-city Relations in the United States

The Role of the Mayors in Federal Aid to Cities


Author: John J. Gunther

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874133776

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 8778

John Gunther served thirty years as the staff head of the United States Conference of Mayors and here examines in detail the development of U.S. federal-city relations. He argues that each step of the federal-city relationship was a major effort by mayors to win intergovernmental cooperation.

The President's Agenda

Domestic Policy Choice from Kennedy to Clinton


Author: Paul Light

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801860669

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 3140

Although there are important differences between the two Presidents, not the least of which is Bush's high proportion of small-scale, old ideas, the two share a pronounced tendency to look backward for inspiration rather than forward."—from the Preface

Candidate Character Traits in Presidential Elections


Author: David B. Holian,Charles L. Prysby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317668383

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 9117

Voter perceptions of the personal traits of presidential candidates are widely regarded to be important influences on the vote. Media pundits frequently explain the outcome of presidential elections in terms of the personal appeal of the candidates. Despite the emphasis on presidential character traits in the media, the scholarly investigation in this area is limited. In this book, David Holian and Charles Prysby set out to examine the effect that trait perceptions have on the vote, how these perceptions are shaped by other attitudes and evaluations, and what types of voters are most likely to cast a ballot on the basis of the character traits of the presidential candidates. Using the American National Election Studies (ANES) surveys, the authors find that traits do have a very substantial effect on the vote, that different candidates have advantages on different traits, and that the opinions expressed by media pundits about how the candidates are viewed by the voters are often simplistic, and sometimes quite mistaken. Character traits are important to voters, but we need a better and more complete understanding of how and why these factors influence voters. An essential read which provides a clear and original argument to all those interested in furthering their understanding of the importance of candidate character traits for the quality of American elections and democracy.


The Future of Government


Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476726612

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8436

Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your pocket. It saved hours of your time. It improved your children’s diet, lengthened your life span, and benefited businesses large and small. It did so by issuing fewer regulations, by insisting on smarter regulations, and by eliminating or improving old regulations. Cass R. Sunstein, as administrator of the most powerful White House office you’ve never heard of, oversaw it and explains how it works, why government will never be the same again (thank goodness), and what must happen in the future. Cutting-edge research in behavioral economics has influenced business and politics. Long at the forefront of that research, Sunstein, for three years President Obama’s “regulatory czar” heading the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America’s regulatory state. In this highly anticipated book, Sunstein pulls back the curtain to show what was done, why Americans are better off as a result, and what the future has in store. The evidence is all around you, and more is coming soon. Simplified mortgages and student loan applications. Scorecards for colleges and universities. Improved labeling of food and energy-efficient appliances and cars. Calories printed on chain restaurant menus. Healthier food in public schools. Backed by historic executive orders ensuring transparency and accountability, simpler government can be found in new initiatives that save money and time, improve health, and lengthen lives. Simpler: The Future of Government will transform what you think government can and should accomplish.


successes and failures


Author: Khalid R. Mehtabdin

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 68

View: 1571

Ronald Reagan

The Politics of Symbolism


Author: Robert Dallek

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press


Category: Presidents

Page: 221

View: 7094

Argues that Reagan is a master of symbolic politics and that his policies restore traditional American values and satisfy psychological needs more than material ends

Inequity and Intervention

The Federal Budget and Central America


Author: Joshua Cohen,Joel Rogers

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896083257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 66

View: 6665

An invaluable pamphlet on U.S. foreign policy in Central America.

Encyclopedia of the Reagan-Bush Years


Author: Peter B. Levy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313290180

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

View: 6643

The first and only ready-reference source on the Reagan-Bush years.

The Inaugural Addresses of Twentieth-century American Presidents


Author: Halford Ross Ryan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 027594039X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 7086

These essays explore how presidents have used their addresses to empower themselves in office. Since scholars agree that the rhetorical presidency arose in the 20th century with Theodore Roosevelt, the book commences with Roosevelt's address, followed by all subsequent presidents' inaugurals.

Access to History: Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA 1968-2001


Author: Vivienne Sanders

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150499

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 7611

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. Design features include: AS questions and exam tips; Definitions of key terms; Summaries of key historical debates. This title is designed specifically for the Edexcel AS specifications for 2008. It charts the political course of America in this period, from the Watergate scandal to the Clinton years. It focuses both on the political and presidential developments of the time and analyses how these manifest themselves socially and culturally, from sport to race relations. Finally, the book concludes by examining the state of the USA by 2001. Key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.