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Editors: Meena Bose and Paul Fritz (Hofstra University, NY, USA)
Book Description:
While candidate George W. Bush promised a humble foreign policy, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks President Bush implemented a highly ambitious – and controversial – foreign policy agenda. Examining the contentious decision to invade Iraq, the expansion of presidential power in foreign affairs, the apparent unilateralism that challenged established international norms, and the ideological underpinnings of Bush’s foreign policy, many articles in this collection demonstrate why the administration proved to be so divisive domestically and internationally. However, other pieces in the collection show the Bush administration pursued more conventional approaches to certain international issues, such as the rising power of China and a nuclear North Korea. This collection thus both challenges some conventional views of Bush’s foreign policy and provides a deeper understanding of why George W. Bush is viewed as one of the most controversial foreign policy presidents of the modern era. (Imprint: Nova)


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“George W. Bush’s was a remarkable presidency. It is only now time to consider its ‘history,’ and these volumes—drawn from those who worked in the administration, studied it, and lived through it—offer a singular resource for understanding a man and a time when America restructured its relationship with the world, and with the twenty-first century.” - Jeffrey A. Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University

“The rich and varied contents of this report of the Hofstra conferences on the modern presidencies are must reading for anyone interested in the George W. Bush presidency and the modern presidency more generally.” - Fred I. Greenstein, Professor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University

“Hofstra University consistently leads the nation in its study of presidential leadership. With no equal, Hofstra has again brought together the administration’s major players and the nation’s premier presidential scholars to assess how the George W. Bush administration managed foreign and domestic policy during its eight years in power. From the war in Iraq to faith-based initiatives, these three volumes provide the preeminent analyses available for understanding how this administration championed its multi-faceted and often controversial agendas.” - Shirley Anne Warshaw, Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, Gettysburg College

“A unique, comprehensive, and accessible collection of scholarship and commentary on the personal, political, and policy dimensions of the George W. Bush Presidency. These volumes are likely to initiate an extended debate on the merits of President Bush’s judgments and his exercise of presidential power, a debate not only on the past but one that will shape the future of the American Presidency.” - Stephen J. Wayne, Professor of Government, Georgetown University




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Table of Contents:
Preface
(Meena Bose, Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Introduction
(Paul Fritz, Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Part I: Ideas and Ideology Behind George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

Chapter 1 pp. 3-16. The 'Imperial' Presidency Revisited: Lessons from the Administration of George W. Bush
(Byron W. Daynes and Glen Sussman, Brigham Young University, UT, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 pp. 17-30. 'The Evil Soil of Poverty and Strife': Similarities and Differences Between the Bush Doctrine and Truman Doctrine
(Dane J. Cash, Assistant Professor of History, Carroll College)

Chapter 3 pp. 31-44. "American Empire: Get Used to It": How Deeply Did the Neocon Fantasy Penetrate the Bush Administration?
(Peter J. Kuznick, American University, Washington, D.C., USA)

Chapter 4 pp. 45-58. Communicating a Rationale for War: George W. Bush and the Rhetoric of Imperial Righteousness
(Ann E. Burnette and Wayne L. Kraemer, Texas State University, TX, USA)

Chapter 5 pp. 59-66. Commentary: Intelligence Gathering and American Security in the Post-9/11 World
(General Michael V. Hayden, Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 2006-2009, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, 2004-2005, Director, National Security Agency, 1999-2005, General (Ret.), United States Air Force)

Part II: The War on Terror and Iraq

Chapter 6pp. 69-82. George W. Bush and the United Nations: Idealism’s Departure from Collective Security
(Jerry Pubantz, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA)

Chapter 7 pp. 83-106. Presidential Decision Making in Iraq: Bush vs. Bush/Phronesis vs. Faith
(Michael A. Genovese, Loyola Marymount University, CA, USA)

Chapter 8 pp. 107-118. Occupying Iraq: A Tragedy Foretold
(Carolyn Eisenberg, Hofstra University, NY, USA)

Chapter 9 pp. 119-128. Commentary: The Bush Administration and the Decision to Go to War in Iraq
(John D. Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State, 2007-2009, Director of National Intelligence, 2005-2007, United States Ambassador to Iraq, 2004-2005, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 2001-2004)

Part III: Foreign Policy Beyond the War on Terror

Chapter 10 pp. 131-144. Beyond the Standard Interpretation of George W. Bush’s National Security Policy: Decision Making on North Korea
(William Newmann, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, USA)

Chapter 11 pp. 145-160. Tracing Rhetorical Shifts in U.S.-Sino Relations: George W. Bush’s Discourse Regarding Taiwan and the PRC
(Michelle Murray Yang, University of Maryland, MD, USA)

Chapter 12 pp. 161-174. President Bush’s Rhetoric and Policy Against Genocide
(Ben Voth, Southern Methodist University, NM, USA)

Part IV: George W. Bush in the Eyes of the World

Chapter 13 pp. 177-190. Cause or Effect? Anti-Americanism and U.S. Foreign Policy Under George W. Bush
(Max Paul Friedman, American University, Washington, D.C., USA)

Chapter 14 pp. 191-206. Europeans’ Views of the Bush Presidency: Reaction to U.S. Interventionism
(Francesca Vassallo, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Southern Maine, Department of History and Political Science, ME, USA)

About the Contributors

Index

   Series:
      Political Leaders and Their Assessment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2016 - 4th Quarter
   Pages: 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-63485-783-3
   Status: AV
  
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