Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2019

152 Pages | 1 black & white illustration, 8 graphs, 24 tables

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526105028

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Race and the Obama administration

Substance, symbols and hope

First Edition

Andra Gillespie

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Timely publication in the aftermath of the Obama leaving The White House. Obama's handling of race and equality is expected to determine his legacy as President.
  • Compares the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations to determine if Obama's performance on racial issues differed significantly from his immediate predecessors
  • Analyses Barack Obama's performance on substantive and symbolic issues of importance to African Americans
  • Uses opinion polls of black voters to probe attitudes toward President Obama and explanations for his performance on racial issues
  • Encourages readers to consider the ways that institutional constraints on the presidency and candidates' campaign choices limit the role of the president to address racial issues

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