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How the Obama Presidency Changed the Political Landscape

Larry J. Walker

Covering key issues ranging from education to political mobilization to racial stratification, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the Obama Presidency.

President Barack Obama's election and subsequent reelection represent a critical paradigm shift in American political history. But will there be lasting effects of the election of an African American to the highest office in the land in terms of the United States' economic, educational, political and social realities? A valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, state and federal policymakers, and general readers, this book poses critical questions and offers insightful answers from expert contributors, provides a balanced critique of President Obama's accomplishments and challenges, and considers the national and international impact President Obama's tenure had on politics.

The numerous contributors to this book provide a range of perspectives on President Obama's presidency that question conventional thinking, covering key issues that include health care, education, political mobilization, gender, racial stratification, voting patterns, and criminal justice. Readers will come away with a heightened comprehension of the complex relationships between political structures, economic policies, and minority interests; how Congress, traditional and contemporary activists, and domestic and international issues all shaped the Obama Presidency; and how micro and macro issues such as voting rights, voting patterns, and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiatives are connected.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publish Date: Jul 25th, 2024
  • Pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.25in - 6.12in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9798765130223
  • Categories: DiscriminationAmerican Government - NationalPolitical Process - Political Parties

About the Author

Walker, Larry J.: - Larry J. Walker, EdD, is a researcher and education consultant. He is a former Capitol Hill staffer and coeditor of Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): A Student Perspective.
Brooks, F. Erik: - F. Erik Brooks is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, USA.
Goings, Ramon B.: - Ramon B. Goings, EdD, is professor of educational leadership at Loyola University Maryland. His research interests are centered on exploring the academic and social experiences of gifted/high-achieving black males from pre-K to PhD, promoting nontraditional student success, diversifying the teacher and school leader workforce, and investigating the contributions of historically black colleges and universities.

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