Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-5381-2826-8 • Hardback • September 2019 • $63.00 • (£48.00)
978-1-5381-2827-5 • Paperback • September 2019 • $34.00 • (£26.00)
978-1-5381-2828-2 • eBook • September 2019 • $30.00 • (£22.99)
Claremont McKenna College. He is coauthor of several R&L books including The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution, Defying the Odds: The Elections of 2016, and After Hope and Change: The 2012 Elections and American Politics.
Introduction to Public Policy Since the New Deal
Chapter One: The New Deal
Chapter Two: The Truman-Eisenhower Equilibrium
Chapter Three: The New Frontier/Great Society
Chapter Four: The Nixon-Ford-carter Equilibrium
Chapter Five: The Reagan Revolution
Chapter Six: The Bush-Clinton Equilibrium
Chapter Seven: George W. Bush and the Republican Non-breakout
Chapter Eight: New Directions in the Wake of the Great Recession?
The Obama and Trump “Transformations”
Too often courses in American politics ignore the public policies that are the very stuff about which political forces contend. This book provides a comprehensive and insightful narrative about the actual course of public policy since the New Deal and therefore enables students to understand how policy and politics interact. I plan to use it in my American Politics course.
— Marc Landy, Boston College
Ahistorical discussion of public policy—unfortunately now widespread—is uniformed discussion. Andrew Busch rectifies this shortcoming with a balanced, thorough and incisive analysis of the variable course of US domestic policy since 1932. It’s essential reading for both scholars and students of American public policy and a welcome addition to many classrooms.
— Steven E. Schier, Carleton College