The Obama administration is shaping up to be one of the most consequential in recent American history. In the revised edition of this book, now including new two chapters assessing the Obama administration and federalism and Obama as commander-in-chief, a diverse group of presidential scholars steps back from the partisan debate to consider the Obama presidency through the lens of the U.S. Constitution's theory, structure, and powers.
Carol McNamara is senior lecturer in the Political Science Department at Utah State University. Melanie Marlowe a Lecturer of political science at Miami University.
Preface Introduction Joseph M. Bassette Chapter 1: The Obama Campaign Revolution: Presidential Electioneering in the Digital Age Anthony Corrado Chapter 2: Professor Obama and the Constitution David K. Nichols Chapter 3: President Obama and Executive Independence Melanie M. Marlowe Chapter 4: President Obama and Congress: Deference, Disinterest, or Collusion? Andrew E. Busch Chapter 5: The Spirit is Partially Willing: The Legal Realism and Half-Hearted Minimalism of President Obama Joshua Dunn Chapter 6: President Obama, the Intelligence Community, and the War on Terror: "Change We Can Believe In?" Stephen F. Knott Chapter 7: The End of Small Politics? Barack Obama and the Progressive Movement David Alvis Chapter 8: Presidential Masks: Barack Obama and FDR Marc Landy Chapter 9: Barack Obama's Post-Racial Presidency: a New Joshua for a New Civil Rights Era Carol McNamara Chapter 10: The Changing Face of Barack Obama's Leadership James W. Ceaser Chapter 11: Federalism Under Obama Ryan J. Barilleaux Chapter 12: President Obama, Commander-In-Chief Melanie M. Marlowe Bibliography Index About the Contributors