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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

  • Employs a novel comparative analysis of the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations to determine if Obama's performance on racial issues differed significantly from his immediate predecessors
  • Does distinct analyses of Barack Obama's performance on substantive and symbolic issues of importance to African Americans
  • Uses a commissioned public opinion data set 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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