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The president's agenda: domestic policy choice from Kennedy to Clinton

The president's agenda: domestic policy choice from Kennedy to Clinton

Light, Paul Charles

In this third edition, Paul Light updates his study by weighing the successes and failures of the Bush and Clinton presidencies in setting up a legislative agenda of domestic issues for Congress. The most noticeable development, according to Light, is the shrinking of the agenda and the absence of fresh new ideas. Explaining the emergence of "the derivative presidency", he attributes this increasingly limited social arena to the problems associated with the end of the welfare state, the thickening of government, the problems of the budget, the "Reagan effect", and the changing nature of party politics

Book. English.
3rd ed.
Published Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press 1999

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Statement of responsibility: Paul C. Light
ISBN: 0801860652, 0801860660, 9780801860652, 9780801860669
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-308) and index.
Note: AMS.
Physical Description: xiii, 312p ; 24 cm.
Subject: Presidents United States.; United States Social policy.; United States Economic policy.; Policy sciences.; United States Politics and government 20th century.