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Ambition in AmericaPolitical Power and the Collapse of Citizenship

Ambition in America: Political Power and the Collapse of Citizenship

Jeffrey A. Becker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145044
eISBN:
9780813145259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145044.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This is a book about the necessity of political ambition for the success of American democracy. Democracies face an enduring problem encouraging, harnessing, and inevitably restraining the passions ... More

Congressional AmbivalenceThe Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Jasmine Farrier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192628
eISBN:
9780813135496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192628.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Is the United States Congress dead, alive, or trapped in a moribund cycle? When confronted with controversial policy issues, members of Congress struggle to satisfy conflicting legislative, ... More

Cowboy ConservatismTexas and the Rise of the Modern Right

Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right

Sean P. Cunningham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125763
eISBN:
9780813135441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125763.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book is about political change as it evolved in one of America's largest and most important states during the tumultuous seventeen-year period between John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas ... More

Dangerous DoctrineHow Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Robert G. Kaufman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The main argument is that President Obama’s foreign and national security policy reflects a coherent set of assumptions and premises constituting a Doctrine. The book argues further that the Obama ... More

Foreign Policy, Inc.Privatizing America's National Interest

Foreign Policy, Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest

Lawrence Davidson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125244
eISBN:
9780813135021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125244.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Elected officials, and especially presidential candidates, are increasingly asked to define their relationships to special interest groups. Such special, or private, interests play a disproportionate ... More

From Berlin to BaghdadAmerica's Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World

From Berlin to Baghdad: America's Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World

Hal Brands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124629
eISBN:
9780813134925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Containing Communism was the primary goal of American foreign policy for four decades, allowing generations of political leaders to build consensus atop a universally accepted foundation. This book ... More

The GulfThe Bush Presidencies and the Middle East

The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East

Michael F. Cairo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136721
eISBN:
9780813141275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136721.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Despite the appearance of familiar faces in both Bush administrations, significant differences existed between the foreign policies of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. The Gulf refers to these ... More

In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Robert G. Kaufman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, shattered the prevalent optimism in the United States that had blossomed during the tranquil and prosperous 1990s, when democracy seemed triumphant and ... More

One Nation Under SiegeCongress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy

One Nation Under Siege: Congress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy

Jocelyn J. Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125886
eISBN:
9780813135489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, America's political institutions underwent radical changes as they adapted to comprehensive security reforms. While the media exhaustively covered new ... More

Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

George Anastaplo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The role of law in government has been increasingly scrutinized as courts struggle with controversial topics such as assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, and torture. This book ... More

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