This book considers the policy of the George W. Bush administration towards issues such as abortion, sex education, obscenity and same-sex marriage. It suggests that, although accounts have often emphasised the ties between George W. Bush and the Christian right, the administration's strategy was, at least until early 2005, largely directed towards the courting of middle-ground opinion. The study offers a detailed and comprehensive survey of policy making; assesses the political significance of moral concerns; evaluates the role of the Christian Right; and throws new light on George W. Bush's years in office and the character of his thinking.
The third American NWO – the Clinton and Bush presidencies, 1990–2006
The third American NWO – the Clinton
and Bushpresidencies, 1990–2006
Although it is now more than fifteen years since the end of the Cold War,
we are far from having a definitive account to give of President George H.
Bush (1988–1992) and his ‘New World Order’, proclaimed in a speech to
the United Nations in 1990. In that speech Bush launched a third Americaninspired NWO, declaring that we were heading for ‘a world where the rule
of law supplants the rule of the jungle, a world in which nations respect
the shared responsibility for freedom and
American Journal of Sociology, 102:3 (1996),
18 D. Meinert, ‘Partisan divisions grow in Congress’, The Springﬁeld (IL) State
Journal Register, 19 September 2004, www.la.utexas.edu/~seant/
19 G. C. Jacobson, The BushPresidency and the American Electorate (prepared
for delivery at the conference on ‘The George W. BushPresidency: An
Early Assessment’ at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University,
25–6 April 2003 (2003), p. 3.
20 CNN.com, ‘GOP builds on House majority: Republicans consolidate control
they won in 1994’, CNN.com (3 November
with the subsequent Bushpresidency being noted for a stalemate on
climate policy. The success of AIT towards the end of the Bushpresidency provided a window for reframing the US climate debate (Fletcher,
2009: 807). It also acted as a powerful rallying point for climate critics,
An Inconvenient Truth
both in the mainstream media and the blogosphere, who were opposed
to more stringent action on greenhouse gases.
A struggle ensued over the film’s accuracy, and as AIT gained greater
public visibility a counterpublic emerged that sought to destabilise
A genealogical study of terrorism and counter-terrorism discourses
against jihadist groups in Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Mali, the Philippines and elsewhere under the Bushpresidency. Accordingly, many ( Jackson, 2012 ; Leffler, 2003 ; Miller, 2010 ; Winkler, 2007 ) have argued that the military-oriented counter-terrorism approach was the focus of the Bush administration’s global war on terror, though other approaches like the anti-terrorism legislation and enforcement marked by the PATRIOT Act of 2001 were simultaneously implemented by the Bush administration.
Despite the material practices mentioned above, during the Bushpresidency
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a certificate from the Academy of International Law at The Hague. He earned
a Doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University and a
Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia University. Armed with these
impressive academic credentials, he joined the faculty of the prestigious
College of William and Mary, Virginia. The BushPresidency saw him
involved in the active work of foreign policy formation and diplomacy,
becoming Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State under
Secretary of State
in relative and structural power of the two countries. The telling point made by former Brazilian ambassador to Washington Rubens Barbosa ( 2011 : 182) is that disagreement with the US in trade talks was viewed as an obstructionist unwillingness to negotiate, which is more or less the charge that USTR Robert Zoellick ( 2003 ) levelled at Brazil after the 2003 Cancun WTO ministerial meeting concluded without closing the Doha development round talks. Unease with Brazilian failure to follow the US lead continued to grow during the Bushpresidency, beginning with
legislators showing interest in parental
choice and developing a voucher system, which has aroused much interest
in Washington under the Bush Jnr presidency.
• California led the way in developing building construction standards to
help reduce energy costs and in setting out new emission regulations for
cars to assist in combating air pollution
• Vermont allows same-sex ‘civil unions’.
It is early days to comment on developments in the George W Bushpresidency.
He labelled himself a ‘faithful friend of federalism’ on entering the White
House, as might be expected from an ex
Christ: Resurrection (forthcoming), particularly in light of the intensifying partisanship of the current political climate globally, demonstrates the other side of the efforts to use biblical adaptations to capture the divisiveness we see around us. In fact, this partisanship can be illustrated through significant films on the political ‘left’. Several months after the release of The Passion of the Christ , Michael Moore released his unprecedented box-office smash hit Fahrenheit 9/11 ( 2004 ), which attempted to expose the corruption and ineptitude of the Bush
Homes Not Jails, urban squatting, and gentrification
, and makes it easier to hop out of bed and get
started with your day.
In this instance, the getting up and moving was essential. Some friends
and I had traveled to Chicago for a series of protests at and around May
Day, titled “Carnivals against Capitalism.” The protests, which were filled
with activists, clowns, circus performers, drummers, and puppets, were a
celebration of the power of play and resistance during the heart of oppressive George W. Bushpresidency. Before getting ready for the protest, my
friends and I ran down the creaky stairs from our attic rooms