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Volume 39, Number 3 - September 2009

For example, an article by professors Paul 'T Hart, Karen Tindall, and Christer Brown evaluates the Bush Administration's leadership during crises, specifically in the early stages of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. The report concludes that to combat the many domestic and global threats currently facing the United States, America needs increased distribution of expertise, organizational preparedness, and vertical and horizontal cooperation. Likewise, an article by University of Vermont Professor John P. Burke gives a retrospective analysis on President Obama's transition to power. Only by learning from the early pitfalls of his transition, Burke explains, can President Obama successfully flesh out his message of "hope" and "change."

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary - Barack Obama

Call For Papers: Rhetoric, Politics, and the Obama Phenomenon

Continuity, Competence, and the Succession of Senate-Confirmed Agency Appointees, 1989-2009 - Matthew Dull, Patrick S. Roberts

Sanctioning Foreign Policy: The Rhetorical Use of President Harry Truman - Jason A. Edwards

Crisis Leadership of the Bush Presidency: Advisory Capacity and Presidential Performance in the Acute Stages of the 9/11 and Katrina Crises - Paul 't Hart, Karen Tindall, Christer Brown

Reluctant Liberator: Theodore Roosevelt's Philosophy of Self-Government and Preparation for Philippine Independence - Stephen Wertheim

President Eisenhower and the Development of Active Labor Market Policy in the United States: A Revisionist View - Hugh A. Wilson

Transition Study
The White House Office of Public Liaison - Joseph A. Pika

The Contemporary Presidency: The Obama Presidential Transition: An Early Assessment - John P. Burke

The Law: Presidential Proclamation 6920: Using Executive Power to Set a New Direction for the Management of National Monuments - Michelle Belco, Brandon Rottinghaus

Polls and Elections: Opinion Formation, Polarization, and Presidential Reelection - Barry C. Burden, D. Sunshine Hillygus

Book Reviews
Democracy and Administration: Woodrow Wilson's Ideas and the Challenges of Public Management by Brian J. Cook - Donald R. Brand

W Stands for Women: How the George W. Bush Presidency Shaped a New Politics of Gender edited by Michaele L. Ferguson and Lori Jo Marso - Lori Cox Han

A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage by Thomas J. Whalen - Cameron Matthews

Richard Nixon and the Rise of Affirmative Action: The Pursuit of Racial Equality in an Era of Limits by Kevin Yuill - Michael K. Fauntroy


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