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Renshon, Stanley Allen
Barack Obama and the politics of redemption / Stanley A. Renshon
New York : Routledge, 2012
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 3rd Floor  E908 .R47 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Obama, Barack
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Subject Obama, Barack -- Psychology
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Psychology
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Physical Description xvi, 386 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-365) and indexes
Contents The early Obama presidency: from campaigning to governing -- The puzzle of Obama's political identity -- The arc of ambition and the development of a style -- Obama's presidential leadership: transformation and redemption -- The moral thrust of Obama's ambition: fairness -- The question of leadership integrity -- Ambition's confidence -- A zen-like president's emotional undercurrents -- Psychology in the White House: leadership and judgment -- Transformation's collapse and the redemption of the Obama presidency -- Appendix A. Analyzing Barack Obama: a note on theory, method, evidence, and inference -- Appendix B. A mysterious president: puzzlement from the left, right, and center

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