Governing by Campaigning The Politics of the Bush Presidency, 2007 Edition (Great Questions in Politics Series)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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In this brief book, George Edwards, one of the foremost experts on the presidency and author of "Why the Electoral College is Bad for America," explores how the Bush administration has attempted sweeping changes in public policy without broad support for doing so by taking its case to the American public more than any other president in history.

Author Biography

George Edwards is the author of many books, including the recent "Why the Electoral College is Bad for America" and "On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit," a study of the effectiveness of presidential leadership of public opinion. He was the founder and from 1991-2001 the director of the Center for Presidential Studies of the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, where he now holds the George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies.

Table of Contents

Policy and Polarization: The Context of Governing
Going Public: A Strategy for Governing
Persuading the Public
Public Opinion on the President
Leading in Congress
Reforming Social Security
Going Public
Reforming Social Security
Persuading the Public and Congress
Governing by Campaigning
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