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In investigating the presidential campaigns and early administrations of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, Presidential Campaigns and Presidential Accountability shows how campaign promises are realized in government once the victor is established in the Oval Office. To measure correlations between presidential campaigns and policy-making, Michele P. Claibourn closely examines detailed campaign advertising information, survey data about citizen's responses to campaigns, processes that create expectations among constituents, and media attention and response to candidates. _x000B__x000B_Disputing the notion that presidents ignore campaign issues upon being elected, Presidential Campaigns and Presidential Accountability contends that candidates raise issues that matter and develop ideas to address these issues based on voter reactions. Conventional disappointment in presidential campaigns stems from a misunderstanding of the role that presidents play in a system of separate institutions sharing power, and Claibourn forces us to think about presidential campaigns in the context of the presidency--what the president realistically can and cannot do. Based on comparisons of the Clinton, Bush, and Obama campaigns and the first years of the subsequent presidential administrations, Claibourn builds a generalized theory of agenda accountability, showing how presidential action is constrained by campaign agendas.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Campaigning for Accountability
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. The Meaning of Presidential Accountability
  2. pp. 9-24
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  1. 2. Agenda Accountability in Action
  2. pp. 25-40
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  1. 3. Campaigning on Issues
  2. pp. 41-55
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  1. 4. Hearing the Campaign
  2. pp. 56-71
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  1. 5. Candidate Messages and Citizen Expectations
  2. pp. 72-89
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  1. 6. Campaign Connections and Presidential Evaluations
  2. pp. 90-113
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  1. 7. Beyond the Voting Booth: Clinton 1993 and Obama 2009
  2. pp. 114-147
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  1. 8. Campaign-Driven Accountability
  2. pp. 148-160
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  1. Appendix A: Most Frequently Aired Ads in 2000
  2. pp. 161-163
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  1. Appendix B: Estimated Models for Chapter 4
  2. pp. 165-167
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  1. Appendix C: Estimated Models for Chapter 5
  2. pp. 169-173
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 175-186
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  1. References
  2. pp. 187-200
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 218-218
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252093166
Print ISBN
9780252035920
MARC Record
OCLC
841172345
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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